October 25: Muniland snaps

October 25, 2011

Good Links

GOP Governors: Hey Supercommittee, don’t raise taxes and give us program flexibility

WaPo: With U.S. infrastructure aging & scant public funds, more projects are going private

Reuters: Group uses inflated data to project state debts at $4 trillion

Public Fund Survey: Check out the median performance of public pension plans

PennLive.com: Next chapter in the Harrisburg fiscal drama

WPRI.com: Rhode Island state legislature begins hearings on pension reform

NYT: New York communities look for work arounds from new state property tax cap

@Twitter Talk

RichmondFed.org @RichmondFed RichmondFed.org   National Economic Indicators – the latest stats on the national economy  richmondfed.org/research/natio…
Ari Costello @AriCostello Ari Costello  Calculated Risk today has a long term chart of miles driven (U.S.) that speaks volumes…. Our society has peaked.
Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos Nick Timiraos  S&P Case-Shiller index: seasonally adjusted home prices up by 0.2% in August from July, but down 3.8% from year ago.

Center on Budget CenterOnBudget Center on Budget   Chuck Marr Explains Why Another Corporate Tax Holiday Would Be a Costly Mistake  bit.ly/rq8AXo #repatriation

Daniel Berger @munimarketmaven Daniel Berger  The Fed publishes many erroneous numbers. For muni bonds, they affect a larger investor base than originally believed.  blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/…

IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni  Oct muni vol ends on a solid note-strong showing from CA & IL. Here’s this wk’s updated muni deal cal:  bit.ly/suWaop

John Ellis @41jellis John Ellis   Poverty reshaping suburbs. NYT focuses on Cleveland suburbs. Photos are jarring:  nytimes.com/2011/10/25/us/…
OK Policy Institute @OKPolicy OK Policy Institute   115,000 Oklahomans are unpaid caregivers for ailing loved ones, & their numbers are growing  ow.ly/77apw

McClatchyDC @McClatchyDC McClatchyDC  Tax breaks, incentives for companies in Florida haven’t produced promised jobs:  bit.ly/vbU2SV

Chart source: Thomson Reuters Municipal Market Data chart using Standard and Poor’s data

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