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A Watershed Week in Munis
This week turned out to be one of those watershed weeks when many of the common wisdoms in muniland were challenged. Jefferson County's exit from bankruptcy, the effects of Detroit's bankruptcy on other cities in Chapter 9 proceedings, and Illinois' landmark pension reform package all left their mark on the municipal bond market. Continue
State and Local Public Pension Plans: Is the Crisis Over - or Has it Just Begun?
Very few state and local public pension plans have earned bragging rights for their performance over the past year, and others have climbed deeper into the danger zone. Overall, state and local pension funds saw little improvement during the 2012 fiscal year, according to the Eleventh Annual Pension Review released this week by Loop Capital Markets. Continue
Immigration and Domestic Migration Affect U.S. States Differently
After years of stalemate, it appears likely that immigration will be debated seriously in the U.S. Congress. The current law's favoring of close relatives over employment-related immigration will likely be examined, and eventually changed. Of course, this shift could significantly affect immigration patterns among the states. Domestic migration, will also continue to significantly impact state population shifts. Continue
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