MuniLand Snaps: January 10, 2012

By Cate Long
January 10, 2012

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Good Links

WaPo: The earth has fallen off its axis: Healthcare costs only rose 0.1% last year

Governing: Local governments cut 181,000 jobs in 2011

WSJ: Does a few months of slowing muniland job cuts make a trend?

MSRB: Muniland’s overseer seeks applicants for its board of directors

Bond Buyer: Two more plead guilty to municipal bid-rigging

Barrons: Small municipal bond supply should keep prices high and yields low

Bloomberg: Fracking debate moves up a notch as American doctors push for a moratorium

Going Postal: Preserving mementos of the great U.S. Post Office system

SeeClickFix: Awesome customizable embeddable widgets for communities

@Twitter Talk

The Enabling City @enablingcity The Enabling City  Over Half of Germany’s Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies bit.ly/xhqi9J

Kevin Depew @kevindepew Kevin Depew   Gallup: 54% of Americans report feeling “energized”; 34% “ailing”; 8% “a little bloated”; 4% “alright”

David Wessel @davidmwessel David Wessel   60% of US business organized as ‘pass thru’ entities, avoid all corporate tax. Big issue for corp tax reform.  on.wsj.com/xOKW5n

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene  Can’t wait to see what happens in other 46! RT @WhatTonyCs 4 states wont even meet this year (Montana, Nevada, North Dakota & Texas). Hmmm

Torey Van Oot CapitolAlert Torey Van Oot   Gov. Jerry Brown proposes discount for avoiding DMV offices scnct.us/14JYzd

Roxbury News @roxburynews Roxbury News   Harrisburg Mayor Thompson showing no love for Controller Miller “council is his pawn and puppet” Video:  bit.ly/zc8iaX

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