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MuniLand Snaps: March 12, 2012

By Cate Long
March 12, 2012

The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from Mar. 20 to Apr. 27. Washington, D.C. has an enormous event, but check your local area — there could be something there, too.

Good Links

Bloomberg: States hardest hit by housing collapse lead U.S. jobs recovery

Pension Dialog: Two notable reports on public pensions were published this past week

Bond Buyer: SEC is finalizing staff report on municipal market

MuniNetGuide: The rise, fall, and future of not-for-profit hospital debt issuance

Bloomberg: New Jersey’s February tax-revenue collections jump 20 percent

NC Policy Watch: How are North Carolina counties faring? Economic data from 100 counties

Reuters: Harrisburg to skip two debt payments

todays the day Harrisburg: Commonwealth Court approves Harrisburg receiver’s recovery plan

Digital Communities: North Port, FL’s new city manager “brought with him an agenda of public trust and engagement”

Star-Tribune: Plan for a Vikings stadium proposes bypassing key local hurdle: a mandated vote

Reuters: Judge sets stage to take over Oakland’s troubled cops

@Twitter Talk

Epicurean Dealmaker @EpicureanDeal Epicurean Dealmaker    Too many critics on the left lose credibility by not even bothering to get the most basic facts about political economy and finance correct.
Timothy P Carney @TPCarney Timothy P Carney    It’s worrisome that the private prison industry create a monied interest for overcriminalization  usatoday.com/news/nation/st…
Society of Pro Journ @spj_tweets Society of Pro Journ    #SunshineWeek events around the country:  bit.ly/zBDGrc
Common Cause RI @commoncauseri Common Cause RI    Hey RI, it’s a sunny day, and the beginning of Sunshine Week! Let the sun shine on government.  bit.ly/doDMd #sunshineweek
BondUnderwriter @bondunderwriter BondUnderwriter   A bit of a lighter new issue muni week expected w/71+ issues, totaling $4.6BB+–NY Thruway w/$750MM & Illinois G.O.’s w/$500MM are largest
Bond Girl @munilass Bond Girl   It may be a good thing for there to be a handful of defaults that remind interested parties and spectators that there are consequences.

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