Muniland’s Twitter Friday

August 19, 2011

Muniland has a growing community of tweeters. Twitter is a unique social media platform that buzzes with fast-breaking news, gossip, links to research reports and studies. It’s a meeting place for journalists, pundits, politicians and citizens. It’s also a place that verbal and ideological fights break out. Respectful disagreements only, please!

Here is a rich sampling of tweets from yesterday and today. You can follow and contact me at @cate_long and add content to the discussion by using the #muniland hashtag. Happy Twitter Friday.

Only once in US History has the national government paid off its debt- great piece on NPR w/ Robert Wright #AndrewJackson
Ciarán O'Kelly ctokelly Ciarán O’Kelly
Wow. RT @eszter: visualizing US expansion through spread of post offices:
marcidale marcidale marci dale
How would YOU design a public notice? asks & be sure to watch brilliant #TEDx talk: #Gov20
Barrett and Greene GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene
% of children living in poverty is highest in #Mississippi (30.7%) and lowest in #NewHampshire (11%) @CSGovts
Amy Resnick AmyResnick Amy Resnick
Sad accomplishment RT @GreeneBarrett: From 2000 to 2009, child #poverty rates increased in 38 states @CSGovts

Jared Bernstein econjared Jared Bernstein

Every few months I check this graph by Fed Highway Admin of vehicle miles driven since mid-1980s. Unique recent
LynnHume BondBuyergirl LynnHume
Muni Groups Eye Deficit Committee – The Bond Buyer…
IpreoMuni IpreoMuni IpreoMuni
Lone Texas new issue lives up its slogan. Here’s next week’s muni deal calendar: #muniland #munis
Matthew Wurtzel biz_reporter Matthew Wurtzel
Auditor calls CalSTR ‘high risk’ problem for California –
Martin O'Malley GovernorOMalley Martin O’Malley
Today, I’ll be presenting “PlanMaryland.” We want to hear from you. Will you read it & let us know what you think?
Mike Stanton MikeStanton1891 Mike Stanton
PANYNJ story isn’t over with Cuomo/Christie signoff on tolls. Size of proposed hike shocked the market: expect more scrutiny
Stacie Servetah sserve Stacie Servetah
Cuomo, Christie Back Reduced Toll Increases for Hudson River Crossings – Bloomberg via @BloombergNews
Michael Barbaro mikiebarb Michael Barbaro
Bloomberg praises Cuomo: “has done a good job.” A bit less so for Christie: “Gov Christie has been in office a year.”
Phil Smith philsmithwrites Phil Smith
@jonchesto: Rhode Island’s DOT is looking to put up tollbooths on I-95 near CT border.” Likely CT would respond in kind
OK Policy Institute OKPolicy OK Policy Institute
BREAKING: Gov. Fallin says federal spending cuts to defense, education & transportation may hurt Oklahoma economy

+ Good Links +

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Designing Formulas for Distributing Reductions in State Aid

Council of State Governments: State-By-State Unemployment Trends

Bond Buyer: Frightened Investors Seek Shelter in Munis

SIFMA: Municipal Market at a Glance

Bloomberg: Municipal Bonds May Face Downgrades Following Final U.S. Budget, S&P Says

Rortybomb: Investigating the Link between Debt, Deleveraging and the “Texas Miracle”

The CT Mirror: On second try, state employees ratify concession deal

Wall Street Journal: On, Wisconsin

No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see