MuniLand Snaps: April 18

By Cate Long
April 18, 2012

The Tax Foundation brings us a useful map of state tax collections per capita.

Good Links

Financial News: European privatization of public assets is less successful than you might think.

Gensler on Cities: U.S. airports are fully self-funding.

IFR: South Korean food company issues tax-free U.S. municipal bond.

News Is My Business: Moody’s places $16 billion in Puerto Rico debt under review.

Chicago Sun-Times: How can we “trust” Rahm Emanuel’s infrastructure plan?

The Maddow Blog: In Michigan, Benton Harbor discovers the price of autocracy.

Reuters: More U.S. cities set to enter default danger zone.

WSJ: Mutual funds mulling speculative bets with municipal credit default swaps.

@Twitter Talk

Standard & Poor'sStandard & Poor’s  @standardpoors U.S. Infrastructure: The Funding Logjam. Join S&P on 5/3 at 2 p.m. ET for an interactive, live video Webcast and Q&A  http://ow.ly/akWN2

Muni Market AdvisorsMuni Market Advisors  @Muni_Mkt_Advis After putting away 157MM retail, NY MTA upsizes 170MM and lowers yields 3- to 7-bps. Not bad after flood of NY paper recently

TransportationNationTransportationNation  @TransportNation How will L.A.’s newly announced bike share plan work crossing so many municipal lines? http://wny.cc/HLDnsl
PensionFactsPensionFacts  @PensionFacts “Reform” is the most loaded, overused word in Sac. Read this judge’s ruling to strike it from San Jose pension measure http://bit.ly/Huvh3B
Pew TrustsPew Trusts  @pewtrusts #Stateline: Around the country, state legislatures lift restrictions on home brewing http://ow.ly/ajXIG

Reuters Top NewsReuters Top News  @Reuters Halt California funds for high-speed rail: budget watchdog http://reut.rs/Iw6UTi

Birmingham_NewsBirmingham_News @Birmingham_News Alabama legislative panel to vote on plan to let Jefferson County Commission levy new occupational tax: Tax expe…http://bit.ly/IYtb0x
Michael CooperMichael Cooper  @coopnytimes Florida forces welfare recipients to take drug tests, but spends more on tests than it saves on benefits: http://nyti.ms/HSLrbQ
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