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  • Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's

    Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's
    LEESBURG — The city, which has weathered tough financial times in recent years, is celebrating a decision by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to give a boost to Leesburg's credit rating. The rating improved from A+ to AA- for overall long-term management of public funding and from A to A+ for the U.S. Highway 441-27 Community Redevelopment Area.
  • O'Malley's fiscal legacy [Editorial]

    O'Malley's fiscal legacy  [Editorial]
    When the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies reaffirmed Maryland's AAA rating last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a news release crediting his administration's "fiscally responsible approach" to budgeting. Given the extent to which Mr. O'...

    Commentary: Newport is fiscally sound, and council intends to keep it that way

    Two years into a four-year Newport Beach City Council term, it is not unusual for me to still feel like "the new guy." But in those two years, I've had opportunities to contribute to many city committee and council efforts and have added to my existing...

    Could a third treasurer be the charm? [Commentary]

    Could a third treasurer be the charm? [Commentary]
    The state pension system is Maryland's financial Achilles heel and has been for decades. All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state's AAA bond rating, and the Pew Center on the States rates Maryland as among the...

    Willowbrook earns AAA credit rating

    Willowbrook earns AAA credit rating
    Willowbrook is now among 4 percent of Illinois communities that share the highest bond rating possible with the credit agency Standard & Poor's. The agency informed the village on Feb. 7 that it was upgraded from an "AA" rating to an "AAA" rating with a...