MuniLand Snaps: April 27

April 27, 2012

The Tax Foundation brings us the tax inheritance map and notes that: “Estate taxes are levied on the estate itself prior to transfer; inheritance taxes are levied on the transfer of wealth based on the recipient’s relationship to the decedent. New Jersey and Maryland are notable for having both an estate tax and an inheritance tax.”

Good Links

Pew Research: Growing gap in favorable views of federal and state governments

CEPR: To go after public-sector workers, George Will makes it up

SmartMoney: When the municipal bond supply runs dry

Reuters: U.S. muni fund inflows nearly triple, to $459 million

Mergers and Inquisitions: How to break into public finance

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft: What is a swap? Maybe (almost) everything?

M Live: From Michigan to Illinois to Ohio, teacher pension problems – and changes

Florida Current: $1.8 billion publicly financed Florida turnpike project coming together

@Twitter Talk

St. Louis FedSt. Louis Fed  @stlouisfed Find the latest per capita income for your metropolitan area
zerohedgezerohedge  @zerohedge As of March 31, US Debt/GDP: 100.8%
Muni Market AdvisorsMuni Market Advisors  @Muni_Mkt_Advis Sen Fin Cmte Chair Baucus’ comments tie munis to broader Dem campaign rhetoric on fairer tax code
Rochester FundsRochester Funds  @RochesterFunds State tax collections rose 9% in 2011, according to the Census Bureau Biggest contributor? Individual taxpayers
Otis WhiteOtis White @OtisWhite Over the long haul, gov’ts can change how cities look and work. Take the roofs of D.C.
TransportationNationTransportationNation  @TransportNation The top ten cities for transit are New York…and…
IpreoMuniIpreoMuni @IpreoMuni Illinois dominates negotiated & competitive deals double as #’s strengthen. Here is nxt wk’s calendar: #muniland
Bob NelsonBob Nelson  @BNels22 #muniland funds lost $37bln from Nov. 2010 through Aug. 2011. Sept 2011 – present has only seen $17bln in inflows, per Lipper data.
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