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MuniLand Snaps: January 13, 2012

By Cate Long
January 13, 2012

On Jan. 4, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made his State of the State address in which he outlined some ambitious new plans.

Good Links

Mother Jones: EPA releases a database of greenhouse gas sources

Stateline: 2012 sees states gaining fiscal stability with a few replenishing rainy-day funds

Reuters: States facing much smaller deficits, though challenges remain

Barron’s: Loop Capital says muni bonds are expensive relative to other asset classes

Bloomberg: Clueless Americans pay Wall Street $20 billion for bad swaps

Civic Foundation: Illinois’ bond sale: Was the cost historically low or too high?

@Twitter Talk

Atlanta Fed @AtlantaFed Atlanta Fed  Interested in examining the economies of individual states? SouthPoint discusses some regional resources  ht.ly/8shZc
Nick Timiraos @NickTimiraos Nick Timiraos  Freddie Mac reports that mortgage rates for the 30-year fixed fell to an average 3.89% this week, a new low.
GovSM @govsm GovSM  For a complete list of all Federal Agencies using social media, including @marthagsa, check out ow.ly/8r0Fz
IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni  Holiday volume versus demand. Here is next week’s muni deal calendar. bit.ly/wQPL2R
Lisa Fleisher @lisafleisher Lisa Fleisher  .@mikebloomberg to NYC teachers: “If u r rated highly effective for 2 consecutive yrs we will hike ur salary by $20,000 per yr.”
cn_UNY @cn_UNY cn_UNY  Heading out to 2 Broadway to stand in solidarity with #OWS, and protest against the MTA’s swaps deals and and Goldman Sachs. Come join us!

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