Illinois is slated to offer $1.8B of general-obligation debt tomorrow at 185 bps over benchmark...

|By:, SA News Editor

Illinois is slated to offer $1.8B of general-obligation debt tomorrow at 185 bps over benchmark AAA yields, 34 bps more than a similar sale 6 weeks ago. "(It) should be trading even cheaper," says Cumberland's John Mousseau. Nuveen's Tom Spalding disagrees, saying GO paper has first claim on taxes with which to pay bondholders.