TRENTON — A Wall Street credit rating agency suggested in a report Wednesday that Atlantic City would face significant financial shortfalls without the state taking over large swaths of the city’s local government. Moody’s Investor Services released the report a day before the state Legislature begins considering two measures aimed at helping the Jersey Shore gambling… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Atlantic City, News | Tags: Atlantic City, Moody's Investor Services, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — For the second time in four days, a Wall Street credit rating agency has painted a dire outlook for Atlantic City. Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Monday that Gov. Chris Christie’s recent rejection of a financial aid package leaves the Jersey Shore gambling resort likely to default on debt services as early… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 25th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Atlantic City, Chris Christie | Tags: Atlantic City, Chris Christie, Credit rating agencies, Moody's Investor Services, Wall Street | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County has received a new AAA bond rating from all three major rating agencies for the 16th consecutive year, according to a statement by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders.
“This is the 16th straight year the County has been awarded AAA status from Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., liaison to the County’s Finance Department. “Monmouth County continues to be top-rated in how it manages taxpayer money.”
The three rating agencies rated the upcoming Monmouth County Improvement Authority’s (MCIA) governmental refunding bond series and reaffirmed the ratings of the County’s outstanding debt.
“Monmouth County continues its demonstration of sound, fiscal management. The County has been careful in its spending and continues to maintain low debt levels,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. “As a result, we are able to have greater flexibility in delivering quality services to our residents. It shows how well the County is managing its resources and planning for the future.”
Monmouth County is the only county in New Jersey and one of less than three dozen counties in the nation that can claim to have received the highest score from all three rating agencies. The AAA rating is higher than that of the State of New Jersey and the United States of America.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Serena DiMaso | Tags: AAA Bond rating, Fitch, Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Government, Monmouth County Improvement Authority (MCIA), Moody's Investor Services, S&P, Serena DiMaso, Standard and Poors | 24 Comments »
While Gov. Chris Christie is proclaiming that there is “nothing off the table” to close this year’s $800 million budget gap, Moody’s Investors Service said yesterday it will be keeping a close watch not only on how heavily the state relies on…
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Moody’s Investors Services has affirmed its AA2 rating on Middletown Township’s $67 million general obligation bonds.
In a statement issued on Friday, March 23, the rating agency said,
“The Aa2 rating reflects the township’s sizable tax base, low debt profile, and sufficient liquidity and reserve levels. The affirmation also considers the township’s narrow fund balance of $2.14 million (or 3.5% of revenues) in fiscal 2010. The primary driver of the $3.70 million fund balance drawdown was due to an influx of negative tax appeal judgments following the 2009 revaluation, which resulted in $1.3 million impact on fund balance. Additionally, decreased state aid and increased health care and retroactive labor salary expenditures further pressured operations. However, in fiscal 2011, new management responsively conducted a reassessment of assessed valuation and reduced the budget by 5.8%. The unaudited year-end fund balance for fiscal 2011 is estimated to be $5.87 million (or roughly 9.2% of revenues). Moody’s expects the township to improve and maintain liquidity and Current Fund balance to reported unaudited figures. Inability to achieve such levels, will result in negative rating credit pressure.”
Moody’s recognised the Township’s prudent management, low debt level with rapid amortization and sizeable tax base with high levels of resident income.
Mayor Tony Fiore said that he was very pleased by the rating agency’s opinion. “At a time when many municipalities, including some of our neighbors, are seeing their credit ratings reduced, I am pleased that Moody’s recognised the prudent decisions that our administration has implemented during these most challenging economic times.”Posted: March 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Tony Fiore | Tags: Aa2, bond rating, Mayor Tony Fiore, Middletown, Middletown Township Committee, Moody's, Moody's Investor Services, Tony Fiore | 5 Comments »