MuniLand Snaps: July 27

July 27, 2012

Marquette Associates has a very interesting chart of the week showing how state and local government budget cuts are a drag on GDP.

Good Links

Al Jazeera: Interactive: U.S., Yemen lead the world in guns

U.S. Census: Statistics about Americans with disabilities

S&P: Video: Reform efforts could shape U.S. pension funded ratios

Huffington Post: Five truths about public employee pensions

Bloomberg: New York is set to overtake California, which has reigned as biggest borrower for two decades

Oakland Tribune: California attempts to square up its special funds accounting

Reuters: Miami weighs “financial urgency” to cut staff costs

Times Tribune: Scranton council to work weekend with mayor, if necessary, over recovery plan

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