MuniLand Snaps: April 10
Data from the CDC: Teen birth rates in 2009 by state per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 years. Teen birth rates were lowest in the Northeast and upper Midwest and highest across the South and Southwest. On first glance it seems that politically conservative states have higher teen birth rates. Hat tip: Richard Florida.
Muni Nation: A high-level view of muniland’s credit quality
WSJ: No transparency: Some muni issuers saw their CDS widen 25-40 basis points on big bang
Patriot News: Harrisburg’s sad saga is about to take another turn
Moody’s: Rating agency downgrades Detroit sewer and water bonds
Bond Buyer: Three muni executives are set to face bid-rigging trial in New York City
Learn Bonds: The bond broker wall of shame
Bloomberg: California teacher pension plan’s unfunded gap widens
Institutional Investor: Five questions for New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Chicago Tribune: One sentence at core of pension reform debate
NYT: Huge rooftop farm is set for Brooklyn
Bob Nelson @BNels22 MMD looking at double-digit yield drop on Monday in much of the AAA curve as munis play catch up to Friday’s NFP move in Tsys.