Comments for: Standard & Poor’s affirms Maine’s AA credit rating, outlook improves to stable

Posted May 25, 2012, at 1:46 p.m.

AUGUSTA | The national credit rating company Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed the state’s AA rating and elevated its outlook for Maine’s financial and economic health from negative to stable, according to the state treasurer’s office Friday. That was counter to a move by Moody’s Investors Service, a second …

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  • Anonymous

    It’s Bush’s fault.

    • Anonymous

      Yup, we’ve been hearing the same from Obummer for some time now. Quite the kvetch, ain’t it?

  • Anonymous

    is this the same rateing that was lowered when the democrats controlled everything

  • Not to be a party pooper but we all need to realize that this S&P issuance of stability was put out BEFORE Paulie trashed the R&D Bond bill. Paulie is doing everything he can to trash Maine’s ability to attract investment into the State simply because he isin’t prepared to make the ‘tough call’ that’s needed. The Legislature, as remakrable as it seems, had the guts to stand up to the Governor 3 months ago and tell him that they were fully prepared to overide his threat of veto on the Budget if he got stupid. This S&P Issuance is a clone repeat of this all over again. Paulie’s refusal to sign off on the R&D Bond bill is going to do more damage than he possibly realizes once the business and investment communities finally (and when you have REAL MONEY on the table, it doesn’t take long !) realize that Paulie’s ‘Open for Business’ speech’s were for dog and pony show purposes only since he’s not prepeared to put his, and the State’s, money where it’s mouth is. That public lack of commitment, and confidence, is not what the market’s need right now. It’s also something that Maine can do without, for all our sake’s…………..

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