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November 28: Muniland Snaps

By Cate Long
November 28, 2011

Source: Stateline

Good Links

Bloomberg: How to cut $1 trillion from the Pentagon budget

Al.com: 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?

WPRI.com: 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 bit.ly/tgzSaW

Ezra Klein @ezraklein Ezra Klein   The GOP’s dual trigger nightmare in one graph: wapo.st/vVr8rC

POGOBlog @POGOBlog POGOBlog   50 Stunning Flickr Photos of America the Beautiful  ow.ly/7F9QN

PewCenterOnTheStates @PewStates PewCenterOnTheStates   Oregon tops the country in food stamp usage according to @uscensusbureau ow.ly/7EV8Z

Drudge Report @Drudge_Report Drudge Report  Number of NJ residents on food stamps doubles in 4 years…drudge.tw/szffgU

Tim Maniccia tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   South Dakota budget with rosier view  argusleader.com/article/201111…

Triad Strategies TriadStrategies Triad Strategies   Hydraulic fracturing blend not just ‘sand and water’ as Pennsylvania environmental officials claim, experts say  ow.ly/7GFbK

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