11/24 2014

Barron’s Ranks the States; Illinois Toll Link to Illinois State; Thanksgiving Rituals


November 24, 2014

This week we summarize the findings of a cover article in Barron’s, which ranks the states.  We highlight the linkage between Illinois Tollway Authority and Illinois State as one to watch; and share one of our Thanksgiving rituals.

Barron’s Ranks the States

The cover article in Barron’s this week, “On Solid Ground”, discusses the economic […]

11/17 2014

Connecticut’s Economic Linkage to NYC; MCDC Is Inflating 15c2-12 Filings


November 17, 2014

This week we look at the relation between the economic linkage of Connecticut and New York City. We will also update our calculation of the impact on EMMA filing volumes of the SEC’s MCDC initiative.

Connecticut Economic and Fiscal Health Tightly Linked to New York City

The largest deal this week comes from the State […]

11/10 2014

Credit Scoring Algorithm in California, Drought Impact on Beef Prices,
and More on NYSTA Evasiveness


November 10, 2014

This week we examine a credit-scoring algorithm for cities and counties in California, plot drought conditions in beef producing States, and highlight (again) a lack of transparency by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Thruway Authority.

California Credit Scoring Tool is Promising, But Needs Work

We are enthusiastic supporters of both greater local government […]