MuniLand Snaps: December 29, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy produces some great data visualizations. The image above relates to installations of “smart meters” for electrical use.
City Journal: Urban-development legends
Bluegrass Pundit: Are welfare recipients really required to work?
Bloomberg: Don’t expect +10% returns in muniland again in 2012
Reuters: U.S. Census: Stock losses hit public pensions
Bloomberg: State, local pension-fund assets drop 8.5% as stocks slide
Bloomberg: Michigan sells $3B of bonds to pay off federal unemployment insurance loans
Denver Post: Colorado asks DEA to reclassify marijuana
@iowahawkblog David Burge Resolved: no elected office in this country should come with a pension. It’s a temporary civic duty, not a career.