MuniLand Snaps: February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012


David Unkovic, the receiver of bankrupt Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, talks about the current fiscal condition of the city and what his plans are to get it on better footing. Source: Face the State, Channel 2 News

Good Links

Investment U: Forget “laddered” bond portfolios, think “staggered” portfolios

Advisor One: Muni funds record fifth straight month of inflows

Morningstar: “It’s time to part ways with MUB”

NYT: Gretchen Morgenson discovers the MSRB’s EMMA system

Reuters: New Jersey $32 billion budget plan includes no tax hikes

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Governor Quinn asks lawmakers to put some skin in the game

Bond Buyer: Illinois’ Quinn stresses pension and Medicaid reform

Birmingham News: Maybe a little good news for Jefferson County, Alabama

Digital Communities: How-to videos help local candidates get in the race

GovTech: State of Oregon mashes up state and federal data on official website

@Twitter Talk

Corbin Hiar @CorbinHiar Corbin Hiar   Nearly 80% of the 3,830 post offices that may be closed are in sparsely populated rural areas with high poverty rates

Ryan Teague Beckwith @ryanbeckwith Ryan Teague Beckwith    Americans’ least favorite states: California, Illinois, New Jersey, Mississippi, Utah.
Marketplace @MktplaceRadio Marketplace   California vs. Michigan: a tale of two budgets
Pew Trusts@pewtrusts Pew Trusts   What’s in store for a public school district when it’s forced to close schools? Find out:
Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia   Hutto, TX school district may charge students $100 to ride the bus or participate in an extracurricular activity…
Capital Tonight @CapitalTonight Capital Tonight    Cuomo says pension reform “goes right at the heart of the beast.”
BondDesk Group LLC @BondDesk BondDesk Group LLC   Muni Market saw heavy new issuance with CA, TX and WI leading the way Deals were priced on the wide side and cleared the market with ease

Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl    Sports facilities also have some of the most laughable feasibility studies ever produced.

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