Michigan's Economic Outlook Gets Upgrade

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two rating agencies have upgraded their outlook for Michigan.

Fitch Ratings on Monday upgraded the state's general obligation credit rating to AA, the first time Fitch has rated Michigan above AA- since 2007. Standard and Poor's affirmed its AA- rating but upgraded the state's credit outlook to "positive" after a similar move was made by Moody's last week.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says positive feedback from rating agencies "sends a clear message that Michigan is on the right track and moving forward."

Fitch says Michigan's "longstanding" prudent fiscal management along with actions taken in recent years leave it better positioned to address future economic and revenue uncertainty. An improved credit rating could let Michigan pay less when borrowing money.

Snyder and other officials met with ratings agencies two weeks ago.

WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 201130341 - wilx.com/a?a=201130341
Gray Television, Inc.