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The credit rating agencies, investors, businesses around the globe, and our taxpayers are watching what we do and have responded positively – so far," the governor said.
Moody’s said this was a welcome development in view of Connecticut’s fiscal problems.
Within Fairfield County, Bridgeport, Shelton and Stratford are the localities under consideration for ratings downgrades.
The city sought the ratings in advance of a $35 million bond sale planned for July 18.
Moody's also downgraded its outstanding ratings on the state’s special tax obligation senior and subordinate lien bonds to A1 from Aa3.
$864 million settlement also resolves federal charges.
Moody's lifts negative outlook as City Council considers transit oriented development downtown
With the state in a precarious fiscal position, Malloy and the General Assembly would do well to re-think the scale of the “Next Generation” proposal to target improvements that can be made without the state having to bond for $1.54 billion in capital upgrades.
Moody’s Investors Service raised its outlook for the town of Ossining to “positive” while maintaining the town’s Aa3 bond rating following a recent review of the town’s finances.
Morgan may seek to buy Citigroup’s stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney – worth $10 billion – now rather than in 2014.
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