MuniLand Snaps: January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012

“I pledge my aloha to you all in that spirit. Mahalo nui” — a clip of Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie’s State of the State address on Jan. 23, 2012. Full speech here.

Good Links

Building America’s Future: Another report on the value of building more infrastructure and creating jobs

Van Eck Global: Big welcome to the latest municipal bond blog: Muni Nation

Seeking Alpha: Benchmark Bond Ratings evaluate securities’ “protection margin”

Reason: California redevelopment agencies leave behind $30 billion debt

Bloomberg: New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority may refinance up to $6.7 billion in debt this year

OK Policy Blog: What the coming federal budget cuts could mean for Oklahoma Cuyahoga County, Ohio approves $100 million economic development fund

DerivActiv podcast: How to follow GASB standards for derivatives accounting for governmental entities

@Twitter Talk

Standard & Poor's @standardpoors Standard & Poor’s   Not-for-profit health care ratings are expected to be stable in 2012 but will face a difficult environment in 2013:

Govistics by CGR @Govistics Govistics by CGR   U.S. Mayors Form Technology and Innovation Task Force… (to examine tax reform, access to public data, etc)

BlackRock® @blackrockusinvs BlackRock®  Which region will see the biggest jump in its retirement population?
Bloomberg State/Muni @StatesAndCities Bloomberg State/Muni   JerryBrown’s Tax-Increase Proposal Wins Favor From Most Californians, Poll Says:
The Atlantic Cities @AtlanticCities The Atlantic Cities  New York State: No reason not to replace the Tappan Zee bridge
Randall Jensen @randalljensen Randall Jensen  Santa Clara City Council rejects petition for referendum on $850 million in bank loans to fund new 49er stadium

TransportationNation @TransportNation TransportationNation Maryland County Explores Bikeshare in the ‘Burbs



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