MuniLand Snaps: March 12, 2012

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…
Society of Pro Journ @spj_tweets Society of Pro Journ    #SunshineWeek events around the country:
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. #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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