How federal, state and local agencies can join forces to help rebuild towns
Month: August 2011
MuniNet Guide Top Picks – School Districts
In honor of back-to-school season, this month’s installment of Top Picks highlights several elementary and secondary school district websites that rise to the head of their class. While some school district websites function as administrative “shells” for their...
MSRB Report Shows Steady Increase in Municipal Bond Continuing Disclosure Documents
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has released its first report summarizing the submission of continuing disclosure documents since its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website became the official repository for such documents in July 2009....
A Perspective: Five Local Steps to Solving the National Mortgage Mess
by guest contributor, Peter Fugiel, Ph.D. Communities all over the U.S. are gradually learning the hard way: the only effective solution to the mortgage mess has to be community-based. And in the case of bringing back local real estate values, it turns out that...
New Yorkers Continue to Migrate to Other States
If it’s true that “you can take a girl (or guy) out of New York, but you can never take the New York out of the girl,” then there’s a lot of New York scattered round the country these days. “For the second consecutive decade, New York’s net population loss due to...
BEA Reports Uptick in Personal Income
Earnings and property income boost personal income in 2010
Who Pays the Most for Health Insurance Coverage?
Report points to geographic variation in average rates for individual health insurance
Round-Up: Possible Implications of U.S. Ratings Downgrade on State and Local Government Credits
MuniNetGuide’s list of top resources addressing the downgrade and how it might affect the municipal market
Timing of Proposed Changes in Pension Reporting Coincidental
Interview addresses GASB’s proposed changes to accounting standards for public pensions
Innovations in Public Safety Technology
Technologies enhance public safety agencies’ ability to serve and protect