MuniLand Snaps: February 24, 2012

By Cate Long
February 24, 2012

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Good Links

The Consumerist: 35,000 pink slips are in the mail for USPS employees

Merrill Healthcare Experts: Can we afford to cut Medicaid?

Reuters: U.S. muni bond fund inflows of $883 million in latest week — Lipper

Bloomberg: California does another private loan, this one for $1 billion

Sacramento Bee: Stockton may be first test of California’s new bankruptcy law

Hartford Courant: 3 cities, one well-connected law firm

Pennsylvania Treasury: State revenues are 3.5 percent short of estimate

USA Today: Missouri legislation may require that revenue bonds be insured

Today’s the day Harrisburg: Residents file an emergency order against receiver

Reuters: Judge wants state advice in Jefferson County bankruptcy

@Twitter Talk

Bloomberg Government @BloombergGov Bloomberg Government Health-care spending in the U.S. reached almost $2.6T in 2010, more than ten times the $256B spent in 1980.
Lisa Fleisher @lisafleisher Lisa Fleisher NYC to release 18,000 teachers’ test-based internal rankings. on.wsj.com/ylut7I Find out what it’s all about. Comment & contact us.
Scott Detrow @scottdetrow Scott Detrow   New on the site: interview with PUC Chair Rob Powelson about the new Marcellus impact fee bit.ly/xpUYc0
Bruce Katz @bruce_katz Bruce Katz   MI’s assets are concentrated in its 14 metros, which are home to 82% of the population, 84% of jobs, & 86% of state GDP  brookings.edu/~/media/Files/…

The Civic Federation @CivicFederation The Civic Federation  In the news at @CBSNews “Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid Cuts”  bit.ly/News_2-21-12a

Capital Tonight @CapitalTonight Capital Tonight  Cuomo on pensions: “Reduce it now and if the economy gets better increase it.”

Jen DePaul@BondBuyerJen Jen DePaul  Super cool. A list of for-profit digital news outlets across the country cjr.org/the_news_front…

Mark Nicastre @MarkNicastre Mark Nicastre Corbett’s budget includes $55m to renovate the Capitol complex-he criticized $45m for the same purpose in this 2010 ad youtu.be/jzp6VsZaZN0
ICMA @LocalManagers ICMA Resource list from @APA_Planning provides comprehensive overview of resources solar implementation for #localgov bit.ly/zOyiH2
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