credit rating

(ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/GettyImages)

S&P Improves Financial Outlook on Illinois

Standard & Poor’s affirmed its A- rating on state debt backed by general tax revenue Tuesday but revised its outlook from “negative” to “developing.”

12/10/2013

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Moody’s Downgrades Debt of 7 Illinois Universities

Illinois now has the lowest credit rating of any state in the country, largely because of its unpaid bills and $100 billion in unfunded retirement plans for state employees.

08/13/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Defends Veto of Mo. Tax Cut Legislation

Nixon sent lawmakers a letter Monday that said enacting the tax cuts could jeopardize Missouri’s AAA-credit rating. Nixon says credit rating agencies noted the legislation in reports this month.

07/30/2013

Credit

S&P Lowers Illinois Credit Rating Over Pensions

The downgrade, from A+ to A, leaves Illinois with the nation’s second-lowest rating from S&P.

08/29/2012

via Getty Images

Pension Chaos Could Lower Illinois’ Credit Rating

Illinois’ credit rating is already the lowest of any state. The decline would make it more expensive to borrow money.

08/23/2012

illinois-flag

Illinois’ Credit Rating Lowest in Nation

Illinois has been given the lowest credit rating of any state in America by Moody’s Investors Service.

01/07/2012

Arch

St. Louis’ A+ Credit Rating Remains Strong

Despite federal debt downgrade.

08/11/2011

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,303 other followers