October 26: Muniland snaps

By Cate Long
October 26, 2011

Good links

The Economist: Americans are spending less

Reuters: Only Arkansas and Texas have major bond measures on the ballot in off-year election

Bloomberg: Fitch Ratings says municipalities should disclose private debt placed with banks

LA Times: LA Mayor Villaraigosa growls at local pension fund board

WITF: PA governor declares fiscal emergency in fifth round of Harrisburg’s crisis Shocking: Obamacare will save the state of New Jersey millions

The Current: Florida proposes big cuts to Medicaid payments

Bloomberg: Illinois is a money pit

Reuters: Want a bridge? Kentucky’s giving one away Sunk in red in Providence, RI

Bloomberg: The election battle is on in New Jersey

@Twitter Talk

Samuel Sherraden @EconNAF Samuel Sherraden  It’s hard to generate inflation when home prices go nowhere and wages are deflating. Shelter alone makes up 32% of CPI.
Counterparties @Counterparties Counterparties   New CBO report confirms: you have to have money to make money
Dean Baker @DeanBaker13 Dean Baker  The military spending fairy is running around Capitol Hill…
Rob Blackwell @ABWashBureau Rob Blackwell  Just talked to a consumer who had her complaint with a credit card company resolved in less than 12 hours by contacting the @CFPB
Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl  Tuition and fees at US public universities rose 8.3% this year, according to College Board (Bloomberg)

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