November 22: Muniland Snaps

By Cate Long
November 22, 2011

Good Links

Bloomberg : Sequestration mandate exempts programs that account for about three-quarters of federal aid to states, protects muni bond tax exemption

Bond Buyer: Confusion over municipal bonds and the Volcker Rule

Bloomberg: The coming showdown over pension accounting rule

Stateline: Primer on Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy

Bloomberg: Major fight over control of Jefferson County’s sewer system in bankruptcy court

today’s the day harrisburg: The speed at which this Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court is moving is very strange

Patriot News: Harrisburg also drowning in school debt

WSJ: Although S&P using light touch on new methodology, bond insurance model still broken

@Twitter Talk

tradefast @tradefast tradefast   payroll tax holiday and emergency unemployment benefits expire at end of 2011 – 2012 GDP depends on extension  nyti.ms/t3dMsl

CGR Govistics @Govistics CGR Govistics  Unlocks County/State Data for Free; Improves Interface - eepurl.com/gT8pD

Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   NY Fed – Job Polarization in the United States: A Widening Gap and Shrinking Middle  libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2011/11/job-po…

Jane Roh @Jane_Roh Jane Roh   Congrats to Reading, Pa., the new America’s Poorest City t.co/ETbkbXai

Sal Arnuk @ThemisSal Sal Arnuk   wefom. cwedit. we have become too wisky as a nation.

 

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