MuniLand Snaps: April 9

April 9, 2012

In honor of next Tuesday’s deadline to file your taxes with the IRS, check out this excellent map from the Tax Foundation.

Good Links

Reuters: Kroll Bond Ratings enters muniland with its first municipal bond rating

Tax Policy Center: Should municipal bonds be used to finance demolishing buildings?

Morgan Stanley: This week’s municipal bond offering calendar

Bond Buyer: Illinois readies three deals for at least $3.5 billion

Bloomberg: Bank-supported muni market faces “headwinds,” Moody’s says

Reuters: Inflows to municipal bond funds are slowing

BlackRock: Munis: The awakening of a once-“sleepy” asset class

National Real Estate Investor: American cities are revitalizing their downtowns

Bloomberg: Stanford joins procession of universities to taxable bond market

Democrat and Chronicle: In Rochester you can use a smartphone to comment on a police officer

@Twitter Talk

The Atlantic CitiesThe Atlantic Citie@AtlanticCities 20 to 25% of morning auto traffic is parents dropping kids off at school. A couple ideas for easing the crush

Performance PartnersPerformance Partners @PublicPerform Special ed spending triples in some districts

Illinois is Broke Illinois is Broke  @IllinoisIsBroke Visit to track the state’s backlog of unpaid bills and other state information

BGABGA @BetterGov Can we trust the Infrastructure Trust? via @IllinoisPIRG

Michael MaroisMichael Marois @MichaelMarois Colorado Treasurer loses court bid for public employee pension details. Treasurer Walker Stapleton wanted “unfettered” access PERS data.

IpreoCapMarketsIpreoCapMarkets @IpreoCapMarkets Resiliency continues with consistent deal #’s. Here is next week’s muni calendar:


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