MuniLand Snaps: April 26

April 26, 2012

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Reuters: U.S. Senate passes legislation to strengthen U.S. Postal Service

Reuters: Senator Baucus wants more uniform muni tax breaks

Learn Bonds: Why Obama could be better than Romney for muniland

NYT: Are for-profit debt collectors operating in non-profit hospitals?

CBPP: House bill would cut Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico by about $5.5 billion through 2019

Tax Foundation: Glendale, crushed by costs of hockey team, proposes raising sales tax to highest in nation

Chicago Tribune: Illinois county judge says “Amazon-tax law” unconstitutional

@Twitter Talk

Mike KonczalMike Konczal  @rortybomb Negative rates are markets telling gov “find productive ways to invest this for us” – how about educating young people?

Bob NelsonBob Nelson @BNels22 BABs started munis down the path toward opening #muniland to global FI investors who would’ve arbed away yield disparity.
Lord Abbett & Co.LLC Lord Abbett & Co.LLC ‏ @lordabbett What are the most appealing segments of the municipal bond market now? Find out in this video with Dan Solender
Bloomberg State/MuniBloomberg State/Muni @StatesAndCities Animal Abusers Would Be Named, Shamed Under Bills in 25 States:
Stateside AssociatesStateside Associates  @StatesideAssoc Gov. @BrianSandoval announces that Nevada has reached an agreement w/ @Amazon on the collection of sales tax
Tim ManicciaTim Maniccia  @tmaniccia Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police unveiled a 10-point plan that aims to save money without cutting staff.
Fitch RatingsFitch Ratings  @FitchRatingsPF Detroit’s consent agreement, budget need sustainability
Evgeny MorozovEvgeny Morozov  @evgenymorozov UK: Police officers set to tweet on the beat with own Twitter accounts
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