MuniLand Snaps: January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

Trading Data

From MSRB: Municipal Trading Down 15.2% in 2011*

Good Links

Green Bay, WI goes high tech in snow management (h/t GovTech)

Politico: Is the group in Congress that wants to roll back automatic spending cuts getting any traction?

Bloomberg: Nice Q&A with Chris Alwine of Vanguard Group Inc.

Bond Buyer: IRS sniffing around for municipal bond pricing problems Nevada is #1 in teen pregnancies, home foreclosures and meth use… and other fun state facts

Bloomberg: Christie creates a 10-year pilot program that will let nonprofit organizations build and operate “renaissance” schools

Bloomberg: A Missouri town’s sweet dreams turn sour

@Twitter Talk

NCSL @NCSLorg NCSL  New state legislative leaders set to take the reins in 2012. New blog on The Thicket.
Michael Cooper @coopnytimes Michael Cooper  Strapped states may go all-in and legalize online poker. But how big a pot can they expect? My story:

TransportationNation @TransportNation TransportationNation   Ports in NY and NJ are starting to lure business from West Coast ports:

Lisa Fleisher @lisafleisher Lisa Fleisher  Cuomo’s budget says: “New York public schools spend more per pupil ($18,126) than any other state & 73% above the natl average.”
Rachel Barnhart @rachbarnhart Rachel Barnhart  Governor wants cap on pay to nonprofit executives
OK Policy @OKPolicy OK Policy  Number of the Day: 63.9% of deliveries in Oklahoma are paid for by Medicaid (SoonerCare)
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