Top Stories: Dallas' Debt Outlook Improves; ACA Enrollment Changes | KERA News

Top Stories: Dallas' Debt Outlook Improves; ACA Enrollment Changes

Nov 1, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

As Dallas voters decide whether to approve a billion-dollar bond package, the city's debt outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable.

The Dallas Morning News reports S&P Global Ratings credits the state Legislature's overhaul of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System. The credit rating remains at AA-.

Bond ratings affect the interest rate that government agencies pay on their issued bonds. A city's debt outlook is an indicator of whether a credit rating will rise or fall.

Other stories this morning:

  • Open enrollment begins today for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Though this is the fifth year the federal marketplace is open, it’s much different from previous years. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Imagine riding your bike through 20 miles of Dallas streets — without any cars. That dream becomes a reality this weekend in the first Dallas Bike Ride.

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