FiItch Slaps Negative Outlook on Northeast Municipalities

Piazza, Johanna
July 2003
Bond Buyer;7/21/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31681, p34
Trade Publication
Reports that ratings agency Fitch Ratings Inc. changed the outlook for northeast local governments on the economic performance of local cities and towns of the U.S. from stable to negative. Reasons for downgrading the ratings of northeastern local governments; Total number of municipalities rated by Fitch in the northeastern region; Impact of cuts in local aid to municipalities in Massachusetts.


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