October 19: Muniland snaps

October 19, 2011

Good Links

St. Louis Fed:  How does industrial production in the U.S. stack up against other countries?

Gov Tech:  What federal agencies are hot on Facebook?

NYT:  CLASS Act: Nursing homes are $70K-$80K/year and services in the home $18K+/year

The Big Picture: What your federal taxes pay for

Investors.com: States with strong credit ratings tend to keep taxes low

Bloomberg:  Water rates set to soar nationwide as municipalities rebuild ancient systems

NYT: Useful primer on buying muni bonds

WSJ: Pennsylvania sells $800 million of bonds, market shrugs off Harrisburg

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Senate passes Harrisburg takeover measure

Atlantic Cities: The folly of city-owned parking garages

@Twitter Talk

Talking Points Memo @TPM Talking Points Memo   Don’t miss the top moments of last night’s CNN debate in just 100 seconds: tpm.ly/njna8z
John Ellis @41jellis John Ellis  Washington, DC displaces Silicon Valley as metro area with highest earnings… pwire.at/pJq1NZ” and its broke.

Mary Holm @maryfranholm Mary Holm  Lost in Detention FRONTLINE PBS Examines private prison system where immigrants held under inhumane conditions 4 profit pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…

Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi   Our ‘Newsmakers’ pension special topped last night’s Nielsen TV ratings – another sign interest is very high: bit.ly/nmFcw9

The Civic Federation @CivicFederation The Civic Federation   CF Blog Post: “City of Chicago Pension Health Continues to Decline” civicfed.org/civic-federati…

NewsWorks @NewsWorksWHYY NewsWorks    Pennsylvania planning for drug testing of some welfare recipients  dlvr.it/rFngX

David Skolnick @dskolnick David Skolnick   Youngstown council to act today on vacant-structure registration program: vindy.com/news/2011/oct/…

Dan Toffey @dantoffey Dan Toffey   They are planting a lot of new trees in New York. nyti.ms/oHBIiJ

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