MuniLand Snaps: January 3, 2012

By Cate Long
January 3, 2012

Start 2012 with an excellent 8 minute video on the opportunities and stumbling blocks ahead for muniland. Source: Bloomberg

+Good Links+

Bloomberg: The top SEC settlements of 2011 including many in muniland

Cheap Talk: Make municipal budgets comprehensible to high school graduates

Reason: Do state and local governments really have a revenue problem?

Investment News: Full speed ahead for muniland in 2012

Bond Buyer: Lots of muniland talk in Washington, DC but little chance of new laws

Bloomberg: States seek internet lottery jackpots after U.S. legal ruling

Buffalo News: The prisons of America are full – blame New York

 

@Twitter Talk

Joe Cirincione @Cirincione Joe Cirincione   How I cut $487.5 billion in defense spending  nytimes.com/interactive/20… via @nytgraphics

St. Louis Fed stlouisfed St. Louis Fed   Charts: See your state’s six-month growth rate in a key economic index , as projected by  @philadelphiafed bit.ly/uHyX23

Climate Reality @ClimateReality Climate Reality  Droughts in Texas led to some of the most extreme dust storms ever caught on tape  ow.ly/88Rz4

Barrett and Greene 

@GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene

Does more comprehensive #RetireeHealth coverage lead to earlier retirement? (Probably yes) NBER working paper  papers.nber.org/papers/w17703#…

Matt Katz @mattkatz00 Matt Katz   Vetoes galore! @GovChristie uses veto pen FAR more than his predecessors. Wish I knew how @MeganDemarco compiled this. nj.com/news/index.ssf…

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy  Memo to Cleveland: Please please please listen to the guy who designed NY’s High Line bit.ly/shtuu0 Outstanding he’s on the job!

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