December 19: Muniland Snaps

By Cate Long
December 19, 2011

Another good indicator of U.S. economic activity: the amount of rail freight carloads. Source: Bloomberg EconBrief

Good Links

Reuters Opinion: Poverty creeps further into the middle class

This Big City: Reducing waste: the rise of collaborative consumption

NYT: Medicaid is consuming more and more of state and county budgets

Bond Buyer: States want right to put tolls on federal interstate highways passing through their borders

Pension Dialog: Big inaccuracies in USA TODAY reporting on pensions?

Bloomberg: Threads of influence in the Harrisburg bankruptcy story begin to appear

@Twitter Talk

The Atlantic Cities @AtlanticCities The Atlantic Cities  A round-up of the best holiday decorations public transit has to offer via @Kaid_at_NRDC ow.ly/81Lph

Utah Policy @UtahPolicy Utah Policy    The Top-10 Utah Political Stories of 2011: 2011 was an eventful year in Utah’s political universe.  dlvr.it/11BwHz

MuniNetGuide @MuniNetGuide MuniNetGuide  Cities find innovative ways to address hunger, homelessness tinyurl.com/7s4twv5 based on @usmayors report

Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   $1.3 billion wish list for City of Austin bond vote needs big trim  statesman.com/news/local/1-3…

Ted Nesi @tednesi Ted Nesi  NEW: @EngageRI forms PAC to fund lawmakers who backed #ripench bill; group spent $617K in Oct & Nov; ‘not going away’:  blogs.wpri.com/2011/12/16/eng…

Cate Long @cate_long Cate Long  Reuters, Municipal Bonds Reporter – New York job. Details at mjobx.com/aMZVAA  #muniland

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