MuniLand Snaps: June 13
A different take on Philadelphia’s school reform efforts from Truth-Out.
The Star Ledger: Telling the truth on taxes
Philadelphia Inquirer: How a professional soccer stadium did nothing for a broken-down city
Fox News: $596 million Detroit Water and Sewer municipal deal postponed
RBC Capital Markets: What do municipal bond market participants think about the market?
American Banker: Credit default swaps: Market or mud pit?
Dow Jones: Goldman Sachs’s municipal trading head jumps to private-equity firm
American Families Are Poorer Than in 1989 pulse.me/s/adktP
— David H. Stevens (@DavidHStevens) June 13, 2012
Most people believe money buys results in congress; 9% of U.S. has confidence in congress
— NC Justice Center (@ncjustice) June 12, 2012
US BEA also reported aggregate state level GDP at 1.5% in 2011, down from 3.1% in 2010. credit RBC
— Taylor Riggs (@TaylorRiggs_BB) June 12, 2012
Strapped state pension funds take scalpel to COLAs for relief goo.gl/Vrr5Y
— CRR Boston College (@RetirementRsrch) June 12, 2012
States face fiscal challenges with Medicaid continuing to outpace general fund expenditures, according to new report bit.ly/L2U2ta.
— NGA (@NatlGovsAssoc) June 12, 2012
Governor Snyder ‘stands by’ his position that Detroit’s lawsuit puts revenue sharing at risk. Read more: tinyurl.com/7k3eu6u
— Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) June 12, 2012