Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AAA' long-term rating, and stable outlook, to the state of Maryland's general obligation (GO) bonds (Qualified School Construction Bonds Series 2009 and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds of Series 2009). Standard & Poor's credit ratings do not address the tax credit component of this issue. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AAA' long-term rating on Maryland's parity GO debt outstanding. The outlook is stable. The rating reflects what we view as the state's: Diverse, broad-based economy, which has historically outperformed the national economy; Strong wealth and income levels, coupled with unemployment that remains below the national average through economic cycles; Long history of prudent fiscal management, including making difficult decisions to...
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