MuniLand Snaps: February 15, 2012
There was a fantastic article, “A Sneak Peek at the Streetcar Revival,” in Government Technology yesterday. Old streetcars are being refurbished for service in American cities. I imagine we will see more of this.
NASRA: About 3 percent of state and local government spending is on public pensions
Rockford Register Star How will Illinois communities absorb their teachers’ pension obligations?
The Economist: What’s America’s real crime rate?
Reuters: Special Report: Towns go dark with post office closings
Pew Center on the States: Voter registration is a mess across the nation
WSJ: With $5.75 billion on tap, it’s the biggest week of muni bond issuance so far this year
Bond Buyer: Midwest follows the rest of the nation and scales back on bond issuance
Reuters: Muni trade groups claim the Volcker Rule will destroy municipal bond markets
State of Vermont: 2011–2015 Strategic Plan
Government Tech: Report: Town to Lease Old City Hall for $1 to Startups