MuniLand Snaps: February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley gave his State of the State address on Feb. 1. This video is a short excerpt of the speech and emphasizes O’Malley’s commitment to full employment for the citizens of his state.

Good Links

Grattan Institute: Learning from the best school systems in East Asia

CBO Blog: The U.S. is experiencing the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Great Depression

n+1: The U.S. prison system doesn’t need reform — it needs to be abolished

WSJ: Plan calls for 50-cent first-class stamp

Bond Buyer: MSRB sides mostly with issuers on fair dealing guidance

Reuters: U.S. muni bond funds report $1.05 billion inflows

Digital Communities: Vermont moves ahead with its “smart grid”

Rock Center: Chelsea Clinton finds a jewel of a public school in bankrupt Central Falls, RI

@Twitter Talk

Bloomberg Government @BloombergGov Bloomberg Government  27 of the tax proposals that appear in the President’s 2013 budget have appeared in all four of Obama’s annual budgets.

Bob Nelson @BNels22 Bob Nelson  Per Lipper data, US muni funds have seen $11.5bln inflows since early Sept. 2011. Over $5bln YTD. #muniland

NLC @leagueofcities NLC   RT @jamesabrooks: Demolition of homes may be necessary but it’s the final act of several failed policies

Romy Varghese @romyvarghese Romy Varghese Harrisburg taps Guernsey’s to auction off Wild West relics. Antique printing press can’t print cash.

Tara Leo Auchey @todaysthedayHBG Tara Leo Auchey Last week’s crime stats in the City of Harrisburg, but what about the unreported? >>

John Archibald @JohnArchibald John Archibald  Birmingham needs to embrace its inner insanity: It’s like the mayor of Chernobyl begging you to clean up your ac…


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