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Summary: Vermont; General Obligation Feb 09
Standard & Poors, February 2009
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA+' rating, and stable outlook, to Vermont's series 2009A general obligation (GO) bonds and affirmed its 'AA+' rating, with a stable outlook, on the state's existing GO debt. The ratings reflect our opinion of the state's: Strong financial management, including conservative debt and budgeting practices, that has helped it maintain a good financial position; and Low debt burden and rapid debt amortization. Vermont, with a population estimate of 626,322, is in northern New England, bordered by New York State, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Canada. The state's population has recently grown slower than the nation as a whole; for 2003-2008, its population grew by 1.1% compared with the nation's 4.6%. State median household and...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Vermont
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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