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The Muni Opinion—August 2011

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Mon, 8 Aug 2011

The recent downgrade of the U.S. Treasury’s AAA credit quality rating by S&P and debate about the country’s fiscal health are resonating across the debt markets—and munis are not immune. 1 Determining each state’s linkages to federal government can help us to gauge that state’s vulnerability to a d

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