November 11: Muniland Snaps
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
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