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508. Bond Ratings For State Governments by State

[As of Fourth quarter. Key to investment grade ratings are shown in declining order of quality. The ratings from AAA to CCC may be modified by the addition of a plus or minus sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories. S&P: AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C; Moody's: Aaa, Aa, A, Baa, Ba, B, Caa, Ca, C; Numerical modifiers 1, 2, and 3 are added to letter-rating. Fitch: AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C\]

 
1997, 4th Qtr 1998, 4th Qtr 1999, 4th Qtr
POST FIPS
State OFFICE CODE
ABBREV Standard Standard Fitch Standard Fitch
& Poor's Moody's Fitch & Poor's Moody's IBCA & Poor's Moody's IBCA
 
Alabama AL 01000 AA Aa AA AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Alaska AK 02000 AA Aa AA AA Aa2 AA (1) Aa2 AA
Arizona AZ 04000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Arkansas AR 05000 AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1) AA Aa3 (1)
California CA 06000 A+ A1 AA- A+ Aa3 AAA AA- Aa3 AA-
Colorado CO 08000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Connecticut CT 09000 AA- Aa AA AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Delaware DE 10000 AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1) AAA Aa1 (1)
Florida FL 12000 AA Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 AA
Georgia GA 13000 AA+ Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Hawaii HI 15000 AA A1 (1) A+ A1 AA- A+ A1 AA-
Idaho ID 16000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Illinois IL 17000 AA- Aa3 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA
Indiana IN 18000 AA+ (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1)
Iowa IA 19000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Kansas KS 20000 (1) (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1) AA+ (1) (1)
Kentucky KY 21000 (1) (1) (1) AA (1) (1) AA (1) (1)
Louisiana LA 22000 A- A2 A A- A2 A A- A2 A
Maine ME 23000 AA+ Aa3 AA AA+ Aa2 AA AA+ Aa2 AA
Maryland MD 24000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Massachusetts MA 25000 A+ Aa3 A+ AA- Aa3 AA- AA- Aa2 AA-
Michigan MI 26000 AA Aa1 AA AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+
Minnesota MN 27000 AA+ Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Mississippi MS 28000 AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Missouri MO 29000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Montana MT 30000 AA- Aa3 (1) AA- Aa3 (1) AA- Aa3 (1)
Nebraska NE 31000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Nevada NV 32000 AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 (1) AA Aa2 AA
New Hampshire NH 33000 AA+ Aa2 AA+ AA+ Aa2 AA+ AA+ Aa2 AA+
New Jersey NJ 34000 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+
New Mexico NM 35000 AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 (1)
New York NY 36000 A- A2 A+ A A2 A+ A+ A2 A+
North Carolina NC 37000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
North Dakota ND 38000 AA- Aa3 (1) (1) Aa3 (1) (1) Aa3 (1)
Ohio OH 39000 AA+ Aa1 (1) AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+
Oklahoma OK 40000 AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Oregon OR 41000 AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA
Pennsylvania PA 42000 AA- Aa3 AA- AA Aa3 AA AA Aa3 AA
Rhode Island RI 44000 AA- A1 AA- AA- A1 AA- AA- Aa3 AA
South Carolina SC 45000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
South Dakota SD 46000 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
Tennessee TN 47000 AA+ Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Texas TX 48000 AA Aa2 AA+ AA Aa2 AA+ AA Aa1 AA+
Utah UT 49000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Vermont VT 50000 AA- Aa2 AA AA Aa2 AA AA Aa1 AA+
Virginia VA 51000 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA AAA Aaa AAA
Washington WA 53000 AA Aa1 AA AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA+ Aa1 AA+
West Virginia WV 54000 AA- A1 A+ AA- A1 AA- AA- Aa3 AA-
Wisconsin WI 55000 AA Aa2 (2) A+ Aa2 AA+ AA Aa2 AA+
Wyoming WY 56000 (1) (1) (1) AA (1) (1) AA (1) (1)





1 Not reviewed.
2 Under general review.

Sources: Standard & Poors, New York, NY; Moody's Investors Service, New York, NY (copyright); and Fitch IBCA, New York, NY. (copyright).



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