MuniLand Snaps: June 7
In the past year, 27 states enacted more than 55 bills related to energy efficiency. Much of this legislation focused on addressing the up-front costs of energy efficiency upgrades through financing, similar to many of the renewable energy bills passed in the last year. Legislation also covered energy efficiency standards and goals, green building codes, energy efficiency improvements and promoting energy efficiency and savings.
McClatchy: At the state level, unemployment’s a glass half-full or half-empty
Bloomberg: “Government by developer”
Thomson Reuters News & Insight: JPMorgan muni bid-rigging settlement wins court approval
State of Colorado: Live in Colorado and want to know if you have broadband access? Check this map
NYT: Special-ed pre-K now accounts for about 6 percent of NYC’s education budget
Bond Buyer: Virginia Department of Transportation receives unsolicited offer for port facilities
Bond Buyer: Virginia decides to privatize the entire state
Learn Bonds: Should California’s $16 billion deficit cause municipal bondholders to run?
Bloomberg: Pimco to open municipal-bond funds for California, U.S.
San Diego Union-Tribune: Pension reform scores big with voters
CBO: US interest payments alone are projected to consume 9.5% ofeconomy by 2037 vs. 1.4% today bit.ly/McV1l5
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 5, 2012
— Barrett and Greene (@GreeneBarrett) June 5, 2012
Answer: Hawaii, Montana, West Virginia and Wyoming. All yet to have a competitive #muni deal in 2012, according to Bloomberg data.
— Brian Chappatta (@BChappatta) June 5, 2012
Seventy presents “The Philadelphia Idiot’s Guide to Property Taxes and the City Schools” seventy.org/OurViews_How_P…
— Committee of Seventy (@Committeeof70) June 5, 2012
Long, strange journey to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor stores gets longer — bit.ly/KakMIC — if not stranger …
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) June 5, 2012