October 26: Muniland snaps

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

NorthJersey.com: 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

WPRI.com: 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 1.usa.gov/vW44KJ
Dean Baker @DeanBaker13 Dean Baker  The military spending fairy is running around Capitol Hill  cepr.net/index.php/blog…
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)
No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/