November 16: Muniland Snaps

November 16, 2011

Good Links

WSJ: Congress is strangling the CFTC’s budget

Bloomberg:  Kroll Bond Rating Agency weighs in on muniland credit risk

Reuters: After possible losses in Harrisburg and Jefferson County, bond insurer may pull back

Bloomberg: Jefferson County appoints new manager to move county through downsizing

WSJ: NJ state economist’s study mirrors governor’s view on not taxing high-income earners

Bond Buyer: FINRA cracks down on six dealers for breaking  municipal bond trading rules

NYT: Residents of Saranac Lake, NY fund publicly-owned department store in effort to fend off Walmart

WSJ: Bank of New York using every available strategy to wiggle out of currency trading allegations at pension fund

@Twitter Talk

Common Cause RI @commoncauseri Common Cause RI   Dog bites man story. I-195 Commission obeys the Open Meetings Act.

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene   Impact of deep budget cuts to courts, public defenders, district attorneys & attorney general offices

ICMA @LocalManagers ICMA    New IBM report: Cities with council-manager form of gov’t are 10% more efficient than strong mayor forms

Ellen Miller @EllnMllr Ellen Miller  A federal appeals court has upheld NC’s absolute ban on state campaign contribs from lobbyists.

Charles Birnbaum @TCLFdotORG Charles Birnbaum  Listed in the National Register of Historic Places many community leaders and civil rights activists are buried at here

Ian Donnis @IanDon Ian Donnis   Bloomberg profile of @LincolnChafee cuts @GinaRaimondo to bit player in #ripench; questions LC’s political relevance:

Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi   Helpful – @RISenate added a basic calculator to figure out your new retirement age under the proposed #ripench bill:

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