MuniLand Snaps: May 25
Todd Park, the U.S.’s chief technology officer, calls for all “bad-ass” coders to serve a short stint in the federal government doing computer programming. Here is more from Techcrunch.
Happy Memorial Day!
Reuters: State budgets spring new, smaller holes
Bond Buyer: When is a GO bond not a GO bond?
Marketplace Radio: How will California find a fair mix of spending cuts and tax increases? Radio interview with Governor Jerry Brown
WaPo: Vallejo, California, once bankrupt, is now a model for cities in an age of austerity
Bloomberg: Detroit is rightsizing its public resources
Bloomberg: Philadelphia schools struggling to find fiscal balance and improved achievement
Information Week: Top 14 government social-media initiatives
— Jane Roh (@Jane_Roh) May 24, 2012
In MD: “it’s hardly unreasonable for local governments to share in pension costs just as they share salary costs” bsun.md/KUXeCN
— Pension Dialog (@PensionDialog) May 23, 2012
MSRB is considering restricting underwriter contributions to bond campaigns. These should be banned outright.
— Bond Girl (@munilass) May 24, 2012
As the City Turns? Bravo!Harrisburg soap opera: Stay focused on assets and call for an investigationpennlive.com/editorials/ind…
— Bill Cluck (@hbgbill) May 25, 2012
— Intl. Year of Coops(@CoopsYear) May 25, 2012