MuniLand Snaps: February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

From the Energy Information Administration: Natural gas pipeline capacity additions in 2011. Stateline has a related story asking what record low prices for natural gas mean for states?

Good Links

White House: Economic Report of the President

Minding the Campus: Federal aid and college tuition: Why they seem to rise together

Reuters: Moody’s reviewing thousands of U.S. muni obligations

Moody’s: Moody’s reviews ratings for banks and securities firms with global capital markets operations

Barron’s: “Ninety-five percent of everything we buy pays us in some form of dividends or interest”

MAGNY: Presentations from “The Outlook For Municipal Bonds – A Roundtable Discussion”

NYT: The nemesis of muniland, Meredith Whitney, has a book deal

Reuters: Aimed at banks, Volcker Rule hits unlikely targets

Bond Buyer: Tuesday’s muniland market talk

PCBE: Philadelphia event (and webinar): Municipal Securities Outlook – Mar. 7, 2012

Michigan State University: Evaluating a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy for City of Detroit

@Twitter Talk

Chuck Dean @BhamnewsDean Chuck Dean   Sen. Richard Shelby said today in Bham that nation must decide which federal programs it wants and can afford.

Govistics by CGR @Govistics Govistics by CGR   A heat-map look at gov’t benefits from NY Times For more on gov’t spending, see

Cato Institute @CatoInstitute Cato Institute  State and Local Pension Plans: Funding Status, Asset Management, and a Look Ahead

Morally Bankrupt @groditi Morally Bankrupt    Muni coupon and principal payments YTD = $60B. Issuance = $24.7B ($4B < avg). MF inflows: $5B (most since Sept 2010)” — Muni BRIEF

IpreoMuni@IpreoMuni IpreoMuni   Negotiated totals keep volume sturdy during holiday week. Here is this week’s muni deal calendar:

BlackRock® @blackrockusinvs BlackRock®  Municipal yield curve flattened in January as the Muni Market strengthened

MSRB @MSRB_News MSRB    MSRB and BDA to Co-Host Regulation Seminar in St. Louis…

Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   Detroit for years has failed to collect revenue. Officials now making considerable efforts to recoup outstanding debts.…
PA Independent @PAindependent PA Independent   New from PA Indy: Revenue secretary projections based on taxpayer honesty
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