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Story | Jul 11, 2014 | 12:34 PMWhen 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'Malley's fiscal stewardship has come under attack during the race to succeed him — even in the Democratic primary — that may strike many Marylanders as laughable. But the agencies' letters explaining their decisions are worth a closer look for what they say about the state's underlying fiscal strength and the ways Mr. O'Malley has improved it.
Story | Jan 8, 2014 | 4:33 PM
National rating agency Standard and Poor's has bumped up Orange County's credit rating, landing it in the "high quality" range, a news release said. The county's credit rating was raised from AA- to AA, while its outstanding debt rating went from AA- to...
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