October 24: Muniland snaps

October 24, 2011

Good Links

NYT: Grey Lady comes out against corporate tax repatriation holiday

GAO: Who is going to cover the pension shortfall at the Post Office?

Bond Buyer: Study claims that traditional pensions cheaper than 401(k)s for New York City

Bloomberg: About 12,000 New York public employees took early retirement in 2010

NYT: Story on Rhode Island pension reform barely mentions that bondholders were protected in full while retirees benefits were slashed

CEPR: New York Times article on RI pension reform has enormous miss on shortfall amount

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.: Primer on Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy

Business Insider: The dirty details of Jefferson County’s march to insolvency

FT: Treating those without health insurance in California

Bloomberg: Universities selling 100-year bonds

Pew Center on the States: A great chart puts the municipal bankruptcy story into perspective. It’s not towns and cities that tend to go bankrupt; it’s hospitals and special districts.


@Twitter Talk

Municipal Bonds @munibonds Municipal Bonds   MSRB, IRS Enter Pact On Munis bit.ly/pAlCBd
CTJ @taxjustice CTJ  Ok, here’s our cool post on how Arkansas proves sales tax holidays are expensive AND ineffective, i.e. boondoggles.  ow.ly/7581U
Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi   Raimondo on her ‘struggle’ over pensions as a Dem; why Chafee changed his mind; says progressives should back her bill: bit.ly/pYSeuG
Cate Long @cate_long Cate Long   Harrisburg’s attorney’s poke in the eye to the state legislature bit.ly/nJSwo7
Gannett Albany @GannettAlbany Gannett Albany  Poor economy puts more New Yorkers on Medicaid. Quarter of state residents on program. bit.ly/pHFC1a
Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   Georgia jobs plan slammed as a waste  shar.es/b4PhF
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