MuniLand Snaps: February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

We build public projects, and we tear them down. Watch an explosive breach of Condit Dam from Andy Maser (hat tip: Gizmondo)

Good Links

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney: A 30,000-foot view of the municipal bond market

University of Illinois: New book on muniland: Managing the Fiscal Metropolis

Next American City: Water helps revive a washed-up industrial town

kevinonthestreet: Conversation with Ryan Sheftel, head of electronic market making at Credit Suisse

E*Trade: Bond desk helps E*Trade up their retail fixed income game

WSJ: California’s $2 billion muni bond deal starts well

Reuters: Stockton, California approves bond default plan

Star Tribune: Minnesota state senate strikes down teacher tenure

This Land Press: Oklahoma City is taser death capital of the U.S.

@Twitter Talk

Minneapolis Fed @MinneapolisFed Minneapolis Fed Compare recoveries and recessions in the U.S. Charts updated with revision to Q4 GDP data.

ChicagoFed @ChicagoFed Chicago Fed A person’s annual medical expenses may rise from $2,000 at 70, to $30,000 at 100. What is the effect on savings?

Fixedology @Fixedology Fixedology Washington DC policies (Volcker Rule and the President’s budget) have had no meaningful effect on the muni market thus far.

MSRB @MSRB_News MSRB MSRB Seeks Input on Fiscal Year 2013 Priorities…

Michael Pietronico @MillerTabak Michael Pietronico  perhaps the muni bond market has grown up a touch as the left coast sees good demand for a state GO while a city within talks bankruptcy
PA Independent @PAindependent PA Independent  DPW Secretary Alexander says state needs to change course. 5.8 million people working and 2.7 million getting public assistance from state
Michael Cooper @coopnytimes Michael Cooper  Interesting idea: new six-year technology high schools in Chicago to offer associate degree…
Tim Maniccia @tmaniccia Tim Maniccia Jefferson County commissioner calls for end to bankruptcy case |…
Rachel Barnhart @rachbarnhart Rachel Barnhart  Binghamton obesity rate second-highest in nation
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