MuniLand Snaps: February 27, 2012

By Cate Long
February 27, 2012

Via the OK Policy blog:

Is Texas beating Oklahoma because it lacks an income tax? That’s been a common argument made by proponents of eliminating Oklahoma’s personal income tax. But a new animated video from OK Policy busts the myths about our rivals to the south.

Good Links

ABC News: Are U.S. infrastructure jobs being shipped to China?

CAP: Meeting the infrastructure imperative

USA Today: U.S. mayors call for more infrastructure to support exports

FT: Bloomberg LP uses 3,000 programmers to simplify its desktop terminal system

Bondsquawk: Needed: A fixed income geek who knows social media

Lumesis: Muniland visualization firm raises Series A funds

Bloomberg: How Morningstar crashed BlackRock’s muniland ETF

SEC: Broker-dealer overseer to collect fee to fund government accounting standard setter

Reuters: Moody’s cuts Stockton, California to below investment grade

The Tennessean: Governor Haslam: “Tennesseans expect us to do more with less”

Bloomberg: American Airlines now dissing payment on their “muni bonds”

The Republic: Glendale cuts social programs to make payments on professional hockey team

@Twitter Talk

Nixon Peabody LLP @NixonPeabodyLLP Nixon Peabody LLP  President Obama announces framework for business tax reform: bit.ly/zgVC33

U.S. Mayors@usmayors U.S. MayorsMayors & experts are talking about the global view of ports and exports on cities. Dwnld our report  usmayors.org/exportsandport…

St. Louis Fed@stlouisfed St. Louis Fed Find your state’s updated house price index as reported by the Federal Housing Finance Agency bit.ly/wh402j

Phila Fed Research @PhilFedResearch Phila Fed Research On quarter-to-quarter basis, FHFA’s purchase-only house price index up in DE in 4Q ’11, down in NJ & PA:  ow.ly/9gwsV
Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl   Surely Bloomberg did not expect governors to speak frankly about distressed municipalities bloom.bg/yR2yQY
BondDesk Group LLC @BondDesk BondDesk Group LLC Muni Market was quiet Friday. Main focus was Stockton, CA and their filing to miss March 1st payments on some of their issues

The Patriot-News @PatriotNews The Patriot-News Your comments: Should local school districts consider ads in buses to raise funds? bit.ly/wlFFny

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