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November 11: Muniland Snaps

By Cate Long
November 11, 2011

Kristy Fifelski, a.k.a GovGirl, the Web Services Manager for the City of Reno, Nevada, explains how Reno collaborated with the local technology community to develop a hackathon event. The hack was a project to create technology applications that use open government data. Here is part of the manifesto from Hack4Reno:

  • demonstrate the value of open data and open government
  • foster a local government that listens to its people and their needs
  • show that Reno is full of talented, creative people that love their city
  • allow people to use their skills for civic good

Good Links

Mises Economics Blog: When a government can’t use the printing press to default slowly

Governing: Some marketing material for “pension obligation bonds”

WSJ: Do multi-notch ratings downgrades happen because credit rating agencies are inattentive?

California Treasurer: How is your state rated?

Bond Buyer: If you are an unregistered muni advisor the MSRB will be reporting you to the SEC

Green for All: Our water systems need rebuilding and Americans need jobs

ZeroHedge: Federal studies link fracking and earthquakes

CNBC: Need some fracking legislation pushed through? Psych ops to the rescue

@Twitter Talk

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy   Milwaukee could be the Silicon Valley of water tech,” CEO says  bit.ly/u8AJ5H

Heather Williams @H_S_Williams Heather Williams   Things I learned at NLC Exposition: Roughly 1/5 of cities will look to find new revenue with property tax increases. @leagueofcities #muniland

Harris Kenny @harrisakenny Harris Kenny   I blogged: Jefferson County, AL Declares Bankruptcy – Muni Bankruptcy Wave Coming? reason.org/blog/show/jeff…
Tara Leo Auchey @todaysthedayhbg Tara Leo Auchey   Pie charts help: “The sharks circling Harrisburg” reut.rs/sxSfHG 

Economy League @EconomyLeague Economy League   RT @GreeneBarrett: San Francisco pension reform lesson: Labor/business/leaders can achieve consensus ow.ly/7p2X3

Peter Schorsch @SaintPetersblog Peter Schorsch  What a surprise! Seminole Tribe will fight gaming legislation bit.ly/serXUV

IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni   Muni volume continues surge. Here’s next week’s muni deal calendar: bit.ly/uYyepx #muniland #munis

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