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Muniland’s Twitter Friday

By Cate Long
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 http://n.pr/raXvuS #AndrewJackson
Ciarán O'Kelly ctokelly Ciarán O’Kelly
Wow. RT @eszter: visualizing US expansion through spread of post offices: vimeo.com/27376376
marcidale marcidale marci dale
How would YOU design a public notice? asks @Meslinbit.ly/reKRSz & be sure to watch brilliant #TEDx talk: bit.ly/rl015e #Gov20
Barrett and Greene GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene
% of children living in poverty is highest in #Mississippi (30.7%) and lowest in #NewHampshire (11%) http://ow.ly/67iL8 @CSGovts
Amy Resnick AmyResnick Amy Resnick
Sad accomplishment RT @GreeneBarrett: From 2000 to 2009, child #poverty rates increased in 38 states ow.ly/67isS @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 trend:1.usa.gov/or0wcg
LynnHume BondBuyergirl LynnHume
Muni Groups Eye Deficit Committee – The Bond Buyer Articlebondbuyer.com/issues/120_160…
IpreoMuni IpreoMuni IpreoMuni
Lone Texas new issue lives up its slogan. Here’s next week’s muni deal calendar: bit.ly/oSeIJ2 #muniland #munis
Matthew Wurtzel biz_reporter Matthew Wurtzel
Auditor calls CalSTR ‘high risk’ problem for California – fresnobee.com ow.ly/1vVAcC
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? bit.ly/oACrRP
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 bloom.bg/p52aP9 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. bit.ly/o9dJZL” 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 economyhttp://ow.ly/66UQ9

+ 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

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