MuniLand Snaps: May 31

May 31, 2012

Richard Florida of the Atlantic Cities has done a wonderful job chronicling the rebirth of Detroit. Only time will tell if what he is documenting is just clusters of economic activity or whether it is broad-based enough to stabilize the city and its tax base. He is well worth a follow.

Good Links

Reuters: Edward Hadas: What to do about debt

Newsweek: Paul Begala: The right hates spending, unless it pockets the cash

CRR: The funding of state and local pensions: 2011-2015

Reuters: SEC redefines “sophisticated” in the municipal market

Bond Buyer: Excellent article about online retail municipal bond platforms and the MSRB

Learn Bonds: New municipal bond offerings spreadsheet

Bloomberg: California note sale may top $10 billion, Chiang says

Chicago Tribune: Chicago drivers endure more abuse from parking meter privatization

The Record: Wells Fargo can take new City Hall building in Stockton, California

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