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Florida's Series 2007F And 2007G Bonds Rated 'AAA' Jan 10

  • ID: 1753076
  • January 2010
  • Region: Florida
  • Standard & Poors
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NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 20, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has assigned its 'AAA' long-term rating, and negative outlook, to Florida's series 2007F tax-exempt and 2007G federally-taxable Build America Bonds. "The 'AAA' rating reflects our view of the state's swift and continued response to declining revenues and increased budget pressures associated with a rapid and prolonged deterioration of the housing, financial, and credit markets," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst John Sugden-Castillo. Also reflected in the rating is our view of Florida's reserves, which have been greatly depleted, but continue to be at levels that we consider strong and offer some cushion against revenue shortfalls as the state temporarily shifts to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...

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- Florida

Action: Affirmed
Action: New Rating

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