MuniLand Snaps: January 9, 2012
Alaska has a land mass one-fifth the size of the continental United States. Watch the video to see how the Alaska State Legislature uses technology to reach citizens in remote parts of the state.
NYT: Under Obama, a record decline in government jobs
MSRB: Muniland overseer’s 2011 Annual Report details a lot of progress in reforming the municipal market
Bond Buyer: Municipal bond dealers likely to get new fee to fund accounting standards board
WSJ: Schools suing states for more money but are unlikely to find judicial relief
Reuters: U.S. judge strips Jefferson County receiver’s powers. Muni markets are fine despite dire predictions
Patriot News: Harrisburg incinerator debt includes $49 million in fees, council attorney says
Reuters: EPA may truck water to Pennsylvania residents near fracking site
Bloomberg: Illinois rating lowered to A2 by Moody’s affecting $32 billion of debt
@BostonFed BostonFed Why was this recession different? Distinctive feature: household net worth’s substantial decline, partic. from real estate value decline.