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Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...that is a little bit different than the recoveries we've seen in the past," said Emily Raimes, a vice president with Moody's Investors Service who tracks state government finances. Previous recoveries were broader, she said, benefiting more...
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...back-to-back $3.5 billion budget deficits pending it seems like a bleak year ahead. Two credit rating agencies, Moody's and Standard and Poor's, have issued warnings about Alaska's finances.Still, the sky isn't falling. Alaskans...
News to nail down these fiscal issues, then I do think we're off and running," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Sheriff: At least 20 injured when big rig hits train in California's Central ValleyHANFORD, Calif...
Cost of retirement system draws concern in Juneau

...reduction in benefits that came with PERS Tier III and TRS Tier II adequately addressed the problem. An analyst with Moody's Investors Service praised the change, and cited it in an announcement the state's credit rating was being upgraded...
Bonds net low rates position, good reputation and high credit ratting. Moody's Investors Service last month gave the state's bonds...and just $675 million in outstanding debt to pay off, Moody's said. The largest portion of the bonds were $137.5...
Williams expects large second quarter loss

...spending cuts and equity issues after the collapse of Enron Corp. highlighted debt loads of other companies in the sector. Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's each have lowered Williams' $16 billion debt to their lowest investment grade...
New Yorker credits Alaska childhood for storm preparations

...100 people in 10 states. It inflicted about $50 million to $60 million in damages across the Northeast, according to Moody's Analytics early estimates. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 caused $105.8 billion in damages. A glimpse of Ceffalio's...
News held firm in December despite the intensifying fiscal cliff negotiations," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "Businesses even became somewhat more aggressive in their hiring at year end."The most encouraging sign...
State's credit outlook downgraded

...interest rates when it borrows money. Moody's Investors Service, one of the two...leaders shrugged their shoulders. The Moody's announcement on Alaska was part of...said Tuesday. Knowles called the Moody's report ''a clear indication of...


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