MuniLand Snaps: December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

Good Links

Reuters Breakingviews: Leverage and US public pension funds

WaPo: Falling home values mean budget crunches for cities

Citizens for Tax Justice: Naughty states, nice states

SEC: GE Funding Capital Market Services charged with fraud involving municipal bond proceeds

Harrisburg Authority: Request for Proposal for bond counsel

Dissent: Is the prison reform real in California?

Bond Buyer: State agency rejects property tax exemption Valero sought for its oil refineries

@Twitter Talk

James McTague @Mctaguej James McTague  Former Comptroller David Walker: Fiscal 2011 Financial Statements show fed gov has a negative net position of about $14.8 trillion.

Steve Pollard @businessuplift Steve Pollard   Fact: If you can believe it, 37% of all US households that are led by someone under the age of 35 have a net worth of zero or less than zero

The Atlantic Cities @AtlanticCities The Atlantic Cities   The U.S. cities with the most leftover to spend … after paying for housing,

WeareThe99% OccupyElPaso WeareThe99%   Hunger in America: 2011 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts

Govistics by CGR @Govistics Govistics by CGR   7 states will share $200 mil in Race to the Top funds after missing out last year:… IL, PA, NJ, AZ, CO, LA, KY



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