MuniLand Snaps: January 10, 2012
Code for America is a non-profit incubator providing a place to develop new and unique civic projects that take advantage of the web. It’s been described as a “Peace Corps for geeks.” Its tagline is: “Helping governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web.” Code for America is taking applications for fellowships now.
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
@kevindepew Kevin Depew Gallup: 54% of Americans report feeling “energized”; 34% “ailing”; 8% “a little bloated”; 4% “alright”