December 1: Muniland Snaps

December 1, 2011


Daniel Mitchell of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity explains why Medicaid, the shared state/federal program, should be converted to block grants.

Good Links

National Review: Should America fill up its gas tanks with methanol?

Bloomberg: State budget picture a little rosier

Bond Buyer:  MSRB says brokers are not required to do internet searches before selling muni bonds

BondView: If Walmart carried municipal bonds, their market value would be clearly labeled on a price tag

Bond Buyer: Regional municipal bond dealers talk to national lawmakers

Asbury Park Press: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey up against wall, changes tune

@Twitter Talk

Fortune Magazine @FortuneMagazine Fortune Magazine    Is it time to bury our power lines?

Kelly Evans @Kelly_Evans Kelly Evans  “The United States will be out of hay by spring.” -Texas rancher on @TheTakeaway this morning.

Amy Resnick @AmyResnick Amy Resnick  With lowest 100-yr coupon ever! CalTech today sold $350M of 100-year bonds priced to yield 4.744% – IFR

TransportationNation @TransportNation TransportationNation  More men than women used Boston bikeshare, more wealthy than poor: For more stats on Boston’s first season:

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene  RT @Healthways In US, Self-Reported Weight Up Nearly 20 Pounds Since 1990

GOVERNING @GOVERNING GOVERNING  2 years ago, @loujacobson wrote that NY state gov was most dysfunctional. He went back to Albany to give us an update:

Bloomberg State/Muni @StatesAndCities Bloomberg State/Muni  Lottery Sales Rise to Records as States Wager for More Revenue:

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