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Summary: Hennepin County, Minnesota; Appropriations; General Obligation Oct 11
Standard & Poors, October 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AAA' rating and stable outlook to Hennepin County, Minn.'s series 2011A general obligation (GO) bonds and series 2011B GO refunding bonds and affirmed its 'AAA' rating, with a stable outlook, on the county's existing GO debt. Standard & Poor's also affirmed its 'AA+' rating, with a stable outlook, on the county's appropriation-backed debt. The ratings reflect our assessment of the county's: Strong, deep, and diverse economic base, anchored by Minneapolis ('AAA' GO debt r ating); Consistently above-average operations, coupled with, what we consider, very strong fund balance levels, bolstered by historical operating surpluses; Demonstrated ability to manage revenue fluctuations by making corresponding expenditure adjustments, as needed; and Good management performance in addressing capital...
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- Hennepin Cnty
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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- Hennepin Cnty