MuniLand Snaps: February 2, 2012
Now Al Jazeera weighs in on fracking.
WaPo: CBO: If Congress does nothing, deficit plummets
Bond Buyer: More confusion about Obama’s approach to municipal bond tax exemption
The Capital Exchange: A primer from muniland’s most knowledgeable commentator, Bloomberg’s Joe Mysak
Bloomberg: LBJ-era yields for municipal bonds
Bond Buyer: 17 percent more municipal bonds come to market in January
Marketwatch: Treasuries, muni bonds beating company debt
The Energy Collective: Worst. Transportation Bill. Ever.
Capital Alert: California Controller: State to run out of cash in March without action
California Watch: Explainer: The end of redevelopment agencies
WSJ: California “redevelopment” offices have been closed, but their bonds are hot
Reuters: Watchdog says Illinois facing “financial disaster”
@damianpaletta Damian Paletta CBO projects Social Security disability insurance fund to be exhausted in 2016. Medicare trust fund to be exhausted in 2022.
@mattyglesiasMatt Yglesias 42% of undergraduate students attend community colleges, the subject of approximately 0% of media coverage of higher ed funding.
@tednesi Ted Nesi There’s a yawning divide at the State House between those who want higher taxes and those who want lower, and very few people in the middle.