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Maryellen Tighe

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Covers:  illinois, tax allocation bonds, municipal bond market, development districts, california, utilities, michigan, chicago, detroit, puerto rico, tax increment financing, public power, water, drought, sewer

Reporter @debtwire_munis specializing in Puerto Rico and infrastructure. Thoughts, especially about sports and glitter, are my own.

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Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

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RT @jimtankersley: By popular demand, three other details I can report from the tax conference bill. It *preserves* tax breaks for: *g…
RT @BizWriterKristi: What is clear is that #Vogtle is about politics right now. We already have the economics out there (finally). It is…
RT @dakasler: We looked at 93 dams singled out by the state after Oroville for more scrutiny. A disturbing pattern emerged. w/…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing for my hometown paper, the Midland Daily News. I got to pitch longer stories and covered two townships and a school district.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep. I was a volunteer at a retirement home (for six years!) and we had one in the activity room.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone can contribute to conversations, even from events closed to media, creating greater transparency.