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State officials to meet with bond rating agencies

...Randall Hoffbeck told the Senate Finance Committee the state has not seen its high rating downgraded but one agency, Moody's, has put the state on negative watch.He said areas the rating agencies could look at include how the state reacts to...
Moody's drops Juneau's credit rating

The credit rating agency Moody's downgraded the City and Borough of...not Juneau's," Kiefer said. Moody's rated Alaska's municipal bond commitments" on its website. Moody's downgrade was due to the city's...
Moody's upgrades Alaska's general obligation bond rating from negative to stable

...upgraded from negative to stable by Moody's Investors Service, one of the state's...has had a negative bond rating from Moody's since 2002, said Tom Boutin, deputy...dialogue with the three bond agencies - Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch...
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...
Assembly discusses credit downgrade

...Borough of Juneau was caught up in Moody's recent reevaluation of the credit...go out on our own."Duncan said Moody's considers Juneau as a secure risk...down to 'C.' Within each grade, Moody's uses the numbers 1, 2 and 3 to further...
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

...during low oil price environments. This was recognized by Moody's, a key rating agency that assesses the fiscal health...its Oct. 6 analysis comparing Alaska to North Dakota, Moody's stated, "It's (Alaska's) reserves that offset...
Singer-songwriter Ruth Moody to perform Friday, received five Juno awards nominations, and has appeared more than a dozen times on "A Prairie Home Companion."Moody's Juneau concert is part of a national tour following the spring release of "These Wilder Things," her second solo release...
Book review: 'The Luminaries' had been raining for two weeks without reprieve. Moody's first glimpse of the township was of a shifting smear...visible for a short period of time in New Zealand, and so Moody's time in the book is similarly short."I had his arc...
My Turn: Explaining the numbers could be improved

...interpretation of the rating action taken by Moody's Investors Service on the Alaska general obligation...was well that the planning was being done. Moody's has not been shown any plan. Moody's reveals a broader understanding of Alaska fiscal...
State's debt rating outlook

...strength of Alaska's economy, Moody's Investors Service has downgraded...notch above "credit watch," and Moody's has not changed Alaska's bond rating...reduce the size of its budget." Moody's sees the same situation every thoughtful...


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