November 30: Muniland Snaps

November 30, 2011

Good Links

WaPo: Congress likely to extend payroll tax cut, but what about an unemployment insurance extension?

Reuters: Shift from state and local government job cuts toward federal job cuts

NASBO: Here’s how it looks state by state: Fiscal Survey of the States – Fall 2011

NY Fed: Slow deleveraging: consumer debt fell by $60 billion to $11.66 trillion in Q3 2011

Fundweb: S&P says tough times ahead for muniland but no big meltdown

Reynolds Center: Journalists and bloggers guide to using MSRB’s EMMA system

@Twitter Talk

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene   In FY2012, states’ yearend budgetary balances + Rainy Day Funds projected @ $41 billion or 6.2% of GF spending — up from 4.6% in FY2010

Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl   Sales tax treatment of groceries, soda, and candy by state

NCSL @NCSLorg NCSL  State legislatures decide when to hold (and pay for) a presidential primary. Learn how states make those decisions:

Stateside Associates @StatesideAssoc Stateside Associates  Unlike Washington, the state of Idaho is unlikely to end its liquor monopoly anytime soon

Citycode Financial @munimojo Citycode Financial  After Cyber Monday; state of KS concerned about sales tax collections

Michael Cooper @coopnytimes Michael Cooper  Timothy Williams shows how public sector layoffs are eroding the black middle class and reversing recent gains

Jon Prior @JonAPrior Jon Prior  Still 10.7 million borrowers underwater on their mortgage, but California drops out of top 5 states.

The Enabling City @enablingcity The Enabling City   Strip Appeal, a call to reinvent the strip mall:

Corbin Hiar @CorbinHiar Corbin Hiar  Each year, 220 pounds of food is wasted per consumer in the U.S.

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