October 21: Muniland snaps

October 21, 2011

Good links

NYT: Senate votes down President’s jobs plan

WSJ: Which states will see job growth?

WSJ:  With yields so low, is there value in municipal bonds?

WSJ: Cash flows into muni bond funds for 6 of the last 7 weeks

WPRI.com:  Rhode Island governor Chaffee disses unions, favors bondholders

Pew Trusts: Philadelphia is the latest city to embark on large-scale school closings

Bloomberg: Margaret Carlson sings an elegy for her hometown of Harrisburg

Star Tribune:  Minnesota governor wants overhaul of massive government structure shaped by past Republican administration

Australian Government:  Aussies assess the state of their cities

@Twitter Talk

Michael Pietronico @MillerTabak Michael Pietronico   a fairly healthy flow of deals (approximately 7 billion) should hit the municipal market next week – some will prepare for the “roll”

IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni   Oct muni vol ends on a solid note – strong showing from CA & IL.  Here is nxt wk’s muni deal calendar: bit.ly/obAjfm #muniland

Lauren Young @LaurenYoung Lauren Young  Poverty rates up in most U.S. states, cities: Census  reut.rs/pkZxZH

Lynn Parramore @LynnParramore Lynn Parramore    Education wisdom. RT @dianeravitch: Merit pay tried again and again since 1920s. Never worked.

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy   “We have to create a hot urban core, and it is going to happen,”@cavsdan tells The Economist econ.st/p5ezeG #Detroit

Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi   COLA freeze = a $13,000 loss of purchasing power after 19 years; teachers w/o SocSec face 42% loss; my post w/ charts: bit.ly/n68nwc

Common Cause RI @commoncauseri Common Cause RI   Our thoughts on the accessibility and transparency of the pension deliberations. bit.ly/nFGrYq

Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl   Rules Prod US Hospitals to Form Networks  bloom.bg/nhJr5D (Looks like hospitals are getting what they wanted with new rules.)

Lachlan Markay @LachlanMarkay Lachlan Markay  The #Solyndra plot thickens bit.ly/nt1tP3

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene   Very useful short video on how to find important Fed govt documents using FDsys ow.ly/73iZd


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