MuniLand Snaps: January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012

The City of Chicago mashes up information about snow removal, and throws in some social media coolness, too. Source: GovTech

Good Links

Center for the Study of the Public Domain: Why the public domain matters

Bloomberg: Corner turned? Fifteen states report revenue exceeding projections

Bond Buyer: The IRS has found a good use for bond pricing data from MSRB’s EMMA system

Bond Buyer: Municipal bond issuance for 2011 at $295 billion

Bloomberg: The 10th “dump on Meredith Whitney” story, but this one is good

Reuters: GE Unit to pay $70 million over muni bond bid-rigging

Common Dreams: Ohio fracking wells closed after earthquakes

@Twitter Talk

Donald van Deventer @dvandeventer Donald van Deventer  #Muniland -since week of 7/16/2010 there has only been one city with CDS trades reported by DTCC: City of New York.

Corbin Hiar @CorbinHiar Corbin Hiar   U.S. needs more than $600 billion to fix its leaky water infrastructure:

RWJF Coverage Team @RWJF_Coverage RWJF Coverage Team   RT @nytimeshealth: Nowhere to Go, Patients Linger in Hospitals, at a High Cost

Jesse Van Tol @jessevantol Jesse Van Tol  I caught up on some reading over the holidays. Mostly fiction, but also @Shelterforce magazine. Best trade pub for housing & community bldg.

Pension Dialog @PensionDialog Pension Dialog  RT @CalPERS: “the sky is not falling on the California pension system”

Mark Z. Barabak @markzbarabak Mark Z. Barabak  Breaking: A state-appointed review panel will recommend CA xgr not authorize $6 billion in bonds to start $98.5-billion bullet train project

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