MuniLand Snaps: January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

Twitter Government @gov Twitter Government   @GovernorOMalley of Maryland hosts a Tweet-up for constituents.


Good Links

Governing: Previewing the 2012 governors’ races

Inside Higher Ed: State support for higher education slumps again

Bond Buyer: Muniland’s overseer takes another big step for pricing transparency

Bloomberg: Rally is done, and a big municipal bond supply should bring more attractive yields

Bond Buyer: U.S. probe urged for Harrisburg

Bloomberg: The man who was an early wildcatter in North Dakota’s Bakken oil formation


@Twitter Talk

David Wessel @davidmwessel David Wessel  Fact o day. One birth in US every 8 seconds, one migrant from abroad every 46 seconds.…

Rick Newman @rickjnewman Rick Newman  Household debt in US has fallen by c. 4% since 2008. But an astonishing 70-80% of that is from defaults. (McKinsey)

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene  Is $95,000 too little to pay a governor? Arizona debates its executive compensation (43 states pay more)

Michael Pietronico @MillerTabak Michael Pietronico  from the looks of it early on many traders have been told to reduce inventory in the muni market – buyers market prevails…for now’
Rich Saskal @RichSaskal_BB Rich Saskal   Three California cities that aren’t struggling with pension costs. Because they don’t offer them. California Watch:…

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy Could we fix Detroit with $16 billion @NedStaebler wonders

mark bergen @mhbergen mark bergen   Thunder In Oklahoma City: Creative Class or Oil and Gas? – Forbes
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