Best of muniland on Twitter

By Cate Long
July 14, 2014

Here are the best tweets with the #muniland hashtag for July 14, 2014:

Good news:

Puerto Rico’s latest debt effort

By Cate Long
July 11, 2014

 

Puerto Rico

The struggling Puerto Rico government was sideswiped when reports emerged that the island’s Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi had asked the U.S. Congress to consider amending the federal bankruptcy code.

Best of muniland on Twitter

By Cate Long
July 11, 2014

Here are the best tweets with the #muniland hashtag for July 11, 2014:

Macro motions:

Will Stockton get pension reform in bankruptcy?

By Cate Long
July 10, 2014

Best of muniland on Twitter

By Cate Long
July 10, 2014

Here are the best tweets with the #muniland hashtag for July 10, 2014:

Important thinking about federal taxation of corporations:

State Economic Monitor:

 

Standard & Poor’s on muniland conditions:

Municipal bond funds will survive a Puerto Rico shakeout

By Cate Long
July 9, 2014

Puerto Rico

Barron’s had a recent story, “Puerto Rico’s Debt Woes Could Spread,” that says, “As mid-year statements go out, muni-fund redemptions could force selling of other credits.” Barron’s author Randall Forsyth wrote:

Best of muniland on Twitter

By Cate Long
July 9, 2014

Here are the best tweets with the #muniland hashtag for July 9, 2014:

Bad news for federal revenues:

Puerto Rico and the eternity of sovereign debt

By Cate Long
July 8, 2014

Puerto Rico

Does Puerto Rico ever intend to pay its debts? Or is borrowing from the municipal market too easy? Is debt an addictive drug that politicians can’t resist?

Best of muniland on Twitter

By Cate Long
July 8, 2014

Here are the best tweets with the #muniland hashtag for July 8, 2014:

The ongoing question of whether Congress will change the municipal bond tax exemption:

Illinois’ expensive retiree health care ruling

By Cate Long
July 7, 2014

Illinois

Illinois suffered a blow when the State Supreme Court ruled that public employee retiree health benefits are enshrined in the state constitution and may not be adjusted via legislation. Illinois has lost an important tool for reducing $56 billion of unfunded retiree health care liabilities and $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. These unfunded retiree costs outstrip the state’s $33 billion of net tax supported debt.