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ARCHIVE | Criteria | Governments | Request for Comment: Methodology For U.S. State Ratings May 10
Standard & Poors, May 2010
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is proposing to update its methodology and assumptions for rating United States state governments. We are publishing this article to help market participants better understand our proposed approach to assigning state ratings. This methodology would replace portions of "U.S. Public Finance Criteria: GO Debt" published Oct. 12, 2006 and is related to "Principles Of Corporate And Government Ratings," published June 26, 2007. Standard & Poor's publicly rates all 50 states based on our qualitative and quantitative analysis of a range of financial, economic, and institutional factors. We are proposing to separate the criteria for our review of states from the broader general obligation (GO) criteria article in order to provide greater clarity and detail in...
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- South Carolina
- Rhode Island & Providence Plantations
- North Carolina
- New York State
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia