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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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@MaryellenTighe — 1,560 followers, 4,686 tweets

RT @greavespg: Latest edition of #TheMuniLowdown podcast is out! It will make your commute home a breeze #muniland Special guest… https://t.co/nOefEwdpzN
I know there's nothing more exciting on TV than the #Olympics But @DaynaTrisNYC is absolutely rocking an #ultraman down in Florida today. #yougogirl
Laboy says that tourism needs to be more than the beach, but also needs to be latin culture, US access and music. (the moderator references @Lin_Manuel, and my first thought was @LuisFonsi's #despacito). #FTPuertoRico
We want to get tourism to 15% to 20% of economy. - Labory (#PuertoRico tourism is challenged by costs, they have the US minimum wage. But, they're part of the US and US residents don't need passports)
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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.