November 2: Muniland snaps

November 2, 2011

Click through to the U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts, which has interesting statistics for all states, counties, cities and towns with more than 5,000 people

Good Links

Bloomberg: State and local revenues fell 22% in 2009

U.S. Census Bureau: State and Local Government Finances Summary: 2009

Bond Buyer: Municipal bonds jump on flight to quality due to Euro fears

McClatchy: Alaska governor considers selling state’s natural gas to Asia rather than U.S.

Birmingham News: Birmingham City Council wants Jefferson County to file bankruptcy over sewer debt

Bloomberg: Harrisburg officials meet to puzzle over Rubik’s cube of municipal debt

@Twitter Talk

Robert Puentes @rpuentes Robert Puentes   In Copenhagen, 37% of workers commute by bike. Amazing. #urbanized.

Philadelphia Fed @philadelphiafed Philadelphia Fed  Leading indexes suggest expansion in the economies of 40 states & contraction in 10 over the next 6 months. $FED

Frank Thorp V frankthorpNBC Frank Thorp  Simpson: “You can’t cut spending your way out of this, you can’t tax your way out of this”. Calls for a mixture of both.

Torey Van Oot @CapitolAlert Torey Van Oot   Local officials file initiative to protect future funding

Roxbury News @roxburynews Roxbury News   Briefing delay request granted. City of HBG Bankruptcy filing hearing still set for November 23rd. #valid or #notvalid, that’s the question.

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