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Posted: 1/7/2012 9:48:29 AM EDT

Alaska's bond rating upgraded to AAA by Standard & Poor's



By BECKY BOHRER
The Associated Press

Published: January 6th, 2012 10:41 PM
Last Modified: January 6th, 2012 10:41 PM

JUNEAU –– Standard & Poor's has upgraded its bond rating for the state of Alaska to AAA, its highest, citing what it calls "exceptionally strong fiscal practices" incorporated into the budget process.


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:51:16 AM EDT
And a strong oil royalty program.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 9:53:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
And a strong oil royalty program.


Having the ability to pump liquid dollars out of the ground does help...
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:01:50 AM EDT
All those reality shows really helped - like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Gold Rush, Flying Wild Alaska...

Alaska is very popular - mostly due to Sarah Palin's remarkable fiscal prowess.

I give Alaska AAAA.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:56:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hedonist:
All those reality shows really helped - like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Gold Rush, Flying Wild Alaska...

Alaska is very popular - mostly due to Sarah Palin's remarkable fiscal prowess.

I give Alaska AAAA.


Yep, Palin should get the credit.

We need Palin in the White House.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 11:06:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 11:07:04 AM EDT by Mattl]
Originally Posted By futuremodal:

Originally Posted By Hedonist:
All those reality shows really helped - like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Gold Rush, Flying Wild Alaska...

Alaska is very popular - mostly due to Sarah Palin's remarkable fiscal prowess.

I give Alaska AAAA.


Yep, Palin should get the credit.

We need Palin in the White House.


She'd certainly be better than 3 of 4 we have running now.

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