MuniLand Snaps: August 9
The current U.S. drought monitor. To view regional drought conditions, click through the map. State maps can be accessed from regional maps.
CBPP: Deficit-reduction package without new revenues would shift costs to states and localities
Reuters: Connecticut’s pension fund assets slip 0.9 percent in FY 12
NJ.com: Four major pro sports leagues sue to stop New Jersey from allowing betting
Bloomberg: Murders rival jobs in Emanuel’s battle to right Chicago
Detroit News: Detroit police chief’s plans for 12-hour patrol shifts draw union ire
Brandeis Municipal Finance Conference: Speaker papers and presentations
Bond Buyer: Interview with Citi’s George Friedlander on the Volcker Rule
5 GW wind & solar power fast-tracked by Obama + 16m acres of military land opened up for renewable energy development bit.ly/S2DCzj
— Mat McDermott (@matmcdermott) August 8, 2012
FHFA considers steps to block eminent-domain-mortgage-cramdown by cities. “Action may be necessary to avoid risk to safe & sound operations” — Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) August 8, 2012
— Inga Saffron (@IngaSaffron) August 8, 2012
Dozens of angry protestors turn out on #Jeffco courthouse steps to protest comish decision to end inpatient care at Cooper Green.
— Barnett Wright (@BarnettWright) August 8, 2012