MuniLand Snaps: January 6, 2012

By Cate Long
January 6, 2012

America is a big country and data for the economy is not always perfect. Here are two data sets for new employment. From Conor Sen.

Good Links

IMF: The sustainability of pension schemes

NY Fed: School district finances and the Great Recession

The American Interest: The Continuing Tragicomedy of the USPS

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft: The potential impact of the Volcker Rule on municipal bonds

MuniNetGuide: An argument for why municipal bonds should remain tax-exempt

Bloomberg: California governor attacks “wall of debt”

Bloomberg: Ohio mayor buys quake insurance as he seeks answers on fracking

MSRB EMMA: Investors buying and selling insolvent Harrisburg bonds must think that they won’t be haircut

GovTech: County agency using Skype to process plumbing permits

@Twitter Talk

NCSL @NCSLorg NCSL   NCSL looks at 3 Supreme Court cases that will impact states when they’re decided this spring: goo.gl/L81Yw

DavisPolkReg @DavisPolkReg DavisPolkReg   @DavisPolkReg is pleased to present the January 2012 Dodd Frank Progress Report ow.ly/8gf8A

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene   Today NYC voted to join L.A., Oakland, others by passing council resolution invalidating concept of corporate personhood.

Emily Bazar @emilybazar Emily Bazar  Here are Gov. Brown’s proposed cuts, changes to state health programs like Medi-Cal and IHSS: bit.ly/hz9SjZ#CAbudget

CA State Controller @CAController CA State Controller   Controller Chiang’s online wage database now includes figures from @cityofventura, see  tinyurl.com/7aol2z6 #PublicSalaries

ILStateHouseNews @ILsthousenews ILStateHouseNews   @GovenorQuinn signed legislation that stops some of the pension abuse happening in Chicago. Our background  ow.ly/8jbbd

Bloomberg State/Muni @StatesAndCities Bloomberg State/Muni  Boeing Betrays Wichita After City Helped Win Tanker, Mayor Says: ow.ly/8j99H

Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl  Rhode Island cities and towns lobbying state for permission to restructure locally administered pension plans  bit.ly/ygy8NI

Birmingham_News @Birmingham_News Birmingham_News  Advocates for disabled seek tougher law targeting able-bodied drivers who park in special spaces in Alabama  bit.ly/zI9rc5

Francesca Coppini @ilformichiere Francesca Coppini    Using EMMA to Find Great Stories in Municipal Bonds: Online, March 27-28   businessjournalism.org/2011/11/28/usi…

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