Nevada Retains Good Bond Ratings

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Despite economic troubles, Nevada has
retained its good bond ratings, according to the state treasurer's

The state this week sold $10 million in open space and parks bonds to UBS Securities and will pay an interest rate of 4.48 percent. UBS also purchased $22.5 million in parks and natural resources bonds at a 4.59 percent interest rate.

Robin Reedy, chief deputy state treasurer, said Fitch and Standard and Poor's both put the state's bond rating at AA+, and Moody's gives Nevada an Aa1 rating, indicating "high quality."

The state faces a projected shortfall nearing $800 million over the next 15 months. State agencies have cut their budgets more than 4 percent, and may face additional reductions.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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