November 21: Muniland Snaps

November 21, 2011

Don’t be scared when you see the inside of the information technology infrastructure at the Los Angeles Airport. Planes and baggage are still making it where they need to go. Unfortunately most of America’s IT infrastructure looks like this. Video source: Government Technology

Good Links

Reuters: SuperCommittee: Compromising on a deficit solution is just too hard

NYT: Nevada boom town now bust town

NYT: The mystery of fracking

WSJ: Today is the launch of municipal bond credit ratings on MSRB’s EMMA!

Markit: Muni CDS trending up

Seattle Times: Washington state treasurer on why muni bond exemption should be retained

Fitch: Credit rater Fitch comments on Rhode Island pension reform but glosses over risk of legal challenges

@Twitter Talk

Samuel Sherraden @EconNAF Samuel Sherraden   ‘Reshoring’ jobs from China won’t happen

Bob Fertik @BobFertik Bob Fertik   My heart goes out to all the devastated pundits who believed in the #SuperFairy

Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos Nick Timiraos   Banks’ difficulty processing foreclosures through courts leads to rising backlogs in New Jersey, New York

Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi  Chafee using 15 different pens to sign #ripench, thanks everyone who worked on the bill:

IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni   Muni volume reflects holiday week. Here is next week’s muni deal calendar:

Michael Pietronico @MillerTabak Michael Pietronico  tax-free bonds should be lightly traded today…prices expected to move higher

Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia  Lower Colorado River Authority sells one water system but rejects sale of 18 others.…

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