October 14: Muniland snaps

October 14, 2011

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Reuters Video:  Orwellian tax talk

Lumesis: Check out this heat map of muniland distress

Governing:  National League of Cities contemplates creating “mutual” bond insurer

Reuters: Bond laddering for dummies

Code for America:  America’s brightest to hack  for America

Bloomberg: One year ago state attorney generals launched robo-signing investigations

Los Angeles Times: California to raise $2 billion for infrastructure projects

Reuters: Walking through the legal complexities of Harrisburg, PA’s bankruptcy filing

RoxburyNews: Have a gander at the mayor of Harrisburg. Click on small pics for video.

BuryPensions: A mini Harrisburg?

Bloomberg:  Nein nein nein say Jefferson County Dems to legislated sewer debt deal

@Twitter Talk

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy  Smart conversation in Toronto about city-building and beauty  bit.ly/ofQyiX
H.D. Palmer @HDatFinance H.D. Palmer   Sept. revs came in $62M below forecast. Of Big 3, Pers. Income +$373M, Sales -$15M, & Corp -$196M. Full details at:  dof.ca.gov/finance_bullet…

GOVERNING @GOVERNING GOVERNING   Very cool: Houston has a new tool showing taxpayers how their dollars are spent down to the last cent bit.ly/pgK38g
Corbin Hiar @CorbinHiar Corbin Hiar  How did a billionaire Obama campaign fundraising bundler turn Okla. into a personal tax haven? bit.ly/pBcpgb

Amy Resnick @AmyResnick Amy Resnick   Analyst calls Harrisburg Ch9 “a step in negotiation dance between city on one hand & [stakeholders] on the other.”bondbuyer.com/issues/120_198…

Paul Jackson @pjackson Paul Jackson   Like others have said: WTF? RT @romenesko: Florida mayor says new code requires reporters to register as lobbyists. journ.us/oKxIGj
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