MuniLand Snaps: June 14
The Tax Foundation gives us a map of state wine taxes. In the number one spot is Alaska, which levies a tax of $2.50 per gallon; Louisiana levies the smallest excise tax at 11 cents per gallon.
Thomson Reuters News & Insight: Is the momentum against public unions gaining speed?
The Council of State Governments: Updated database on child abuse and neglect statistics
American Society of Civil Engineers: How does each state’s infrastructure measure up?
Bloomberg: Bloomberg captures muni market participants’ reaction to infrastructure study
Refund Transit Coalition: Riding the gravy train: How Wall Street is bankrupting our public transit agencies by profiteering through toxic swap deals
Reuters: Stockton, California very close to bankruptcy and bond defaults
Bond Buyer: Crisis averted as judge rejects challenge to Detroit-Michigan consent agreement
Want to see where crime is happening? Follow our online map Interactive map: Major crimes in Detroit detroitnews.com/article/999999…
— Maryann Struman (@mastruman) June 14, 2012
— Cate Long (@cate_long) June 14, 2012
— Brian J. Ostella (@bostella) June 14, 2012
Wow, Connecticut …there’s only 19,000 dairy cows in your state! Cows big part of rural NY…610,000 of them. #RuralEconomies
— NYFarmer (@NYFarmer) June 13, 2012
Rhode Island decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana goo.gl/rLygf
— The Raw Story (@RawStory) June 14, 2012