November 1: Muniland snaps

November 1, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau: Where state and local revenues come from. (click here for bigger version)

Good Links

MSRB: Muniland’s regulator has its quarterly pow-wow

Bloomberg: MSRB seeks guidance from the SEC on bank loans to municipal and state govts

Reuters: EMMA to post “accurate, real-time” U.S. muni ratings

Bond Buyer: Rich yields in muniland

Bloomberg: Navajo tribe to offer $120 million in debt — called “domestic emerging market”

Institutional Investor: Study: pension funds’ recent woes has been directly tied to investments Rhode Island interactive pension map

Bloomberg: Bridge closings impact local economies

WSJ: No states or municipal governments among 10 largest bankruptcies The choices of Harrisburg are limited by state tax policies

@Twitter Talk

MSRB @MSRB_News MSRB Holds Quarterly Board Meeting…

Pension Dialog @PensionDialog Pension Dialog   Most states invest roughly 10% of their pension funds in alternative investments to reduce risk + overall volatility

Transport. 4 America @T4America Transport. 4 America    Terrific @BikePortland story about how investing in more biking can help extend the life of bridges. Excellent!

OK Policy Institute @OKPolicy OK Policy Institute   What Oklahoma should do to stop abusive corporate tax shelters and level the playing field for small businesses

Gregory Roth @RothReuters Gregory Roth    Will NYC soon pay millions to its CIO? Yes, if new pension plan passes, paying managers private sector-level salaries.

Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl  Members of Congress have a collective net worth of over $2 billion (up 25% in two years)

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