MuniLand Snaps: May 7

May 7, 2012

The American Society of Landscape Artists posts this video called “The Edible City”:

While growing food breaks the law in many U.S. cities, innovators like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and smaller cities like Madison, Wisconsin, are now changing regulations to accommodate the growing numbers of urban farmers.

Good Links

Reuters: House Republicans target social cuts to shield military

Bloomberg: State governments add 1,000 jobs as U.S. local governments cut 12,000

NYT: Off the charts: shrinking government

The Republic: Arizona moves toward “at will” employment for its state workforce Midwestern states focus on cutting taxes

NYT: Tighter rules are issued on municipal bond deals

Bloomberg: Puerto Rico is no paradise for UBS customers

Sun-Times: Chicago fighting with parking meter privatization company over $27 million in fees

Bloomberg: Local New Jersey governments have massively increased their debt guarantees

Columbus Dispatch: Another school district pays to terminate interest rate swaps

Reuters: Investors in Lehman prepaid natural-gas bonds get 49 cents per $1

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