October 12: Muniland snaps

By Cate Long
October 12, 2011

Good Links

Reuters: Senate axes Obama’s jobs bill

Bloomberg: State bonds are muniland’s hot paper

Reuters: Same old muniland bad boys

CUSIP Global Services: 1,255 new muni bond ID numbers assigned in September

Government Tech: Brave workers attempt to modernize state tax collection systems

WPRI.com: In Rhode Island troopers, judges free-ride on pension system

Patriot News: Harrisburg City Council votes to file for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection

New York Times: Citing the expense of prosecutions Topeka repeals domestic violence law

CSG: Need to get public laws online

@Twitter Talk

Matt O'Brien @ObsoleteDogma Matt O’Brien   ”Unemployment doesn’t raise a lot of money for a congressman in their campaigns” on.msnbc.com/rqigoc (via @lessig)

Binyamin Appelbaum @BCAppelbaum Binyamin Appelbaum   RT @nybooks If average US household’s energy was delivered in coal, you’d get a 40-lb package every 2 minutes. bit.ly/qNcpNd
radleybalko @radleybalko radleybalko   If you’re going to drug-test welfare recipients, test politicians too. (And corporate welfare recipients, etc.) miamiherald.com/2011/09/24/242…
Reuters Money @ReutersMoney Reuters Money   Bond ladders not just for retirees right now. Think about it for college planning: link.reuters.com/gec44s
Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene  Backlash against rising state fees ow.ly/6TMRb #Stateline
Center on Budget @CenterOnBudget Center on Budget   In 4 states K-12 education funding is more than 20% below what it was in 2008  bit.ly/osUawJ
Amy Resnick @AmyResnick Amy Resnick   Empty Texas Jail Defaults and Gets Downgraded; Another on the Block bondbuyer.com/issues/120_196…
Legislative Library @TexasLRL Legislative Library  Some more good articles about crowdsourcing lawmaking:  goo.gl/Yv8sf and goo.gl/w8LGB
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