November 28: Muniland Snaps

November 28, 2011

Source: Stateline

Good Links

Bloomberg: How to cut $1 trillion from the Pentagon budget Of the 4 counties that have filed for bankruptcy in U.S. history, 2 are in Alabama

PhillyDeals: Philadelphia’s new pension manager creates political pushback as he shakes up the status quo

Bloomberg: JPMorgan Chase: Muniland borrowing may increase 20% in 2012

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Why municipalities and school districts refinance their municipal bonds

Reuters: Finally a judge rules against credit rating agencies on First Amendment rights

Slate: Can technocrats save busted towns better than politicians? Time lays it on thick for Rhode Island’s pension reform

@Twitter Talk

West Wing Report @WestWingReport West Wing Report    As America has talked for decades of “energy independence,” others have walked the walk. Pew: Brazil gets 83% of electricity from renewables

St. Louis Fed @stlouisfed St. Louis Fed   Chart: Personal saving rate as a percentage of disposable personal income rose to 3.5 percent in October

Ezra Klein @ezraklein Ezra Klein   The GOP’s dual trigger nightmare in one graph:

POGOBlog @POGOBlog POGOBlog   50 Stunning Flickr Photos of America the Beautiful

PewCenterOnTheStates @PewStates PewCenterOnTheStates   Oregon tops the country in food stamp usage according to @uscensusbureau

Drudge Report @Drudge_Report Drudge Report  Number of NJ residents on food stamps doubles in 4 years…

Tim Maniccia tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   South Dakota budget with rosier view…

Triad Strategies TriadStrategies Triad Strategies   Hydraulic fracturing blend not just ‘sand and water’ as Pennsylvania environmental officials claim, experts say

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