NewsPublic Affairs / November 12, 2018

Credit Agency Moody's Lauds Indiana Balanced Budget Mandate

Credit Agency Moody's Lauds Indiana Balanced Budget MandateMoody's noted Indiana's mandate means it will no longer stand with Arizona, Vermont and Virginia as the only states lacking an explicit balanced budget requirement.balanced budget amendment, election 2018, Moody's Investors Service2018-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Credit Agency Moody's Lauds Indiana Balanced Budget Mandate

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A national credit rating agency is lauding Indiana voters' ratification of a constitutional amendment that obligates the General Assembly to pass balanced budgets.

Moody's Investors Service deemed Indiana's new mandate as "credit positive" in its Weekly Credit Outlook that regularly reviews policy decisions that impact state and national government finance.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Indiana's measure was the only state finance-related ballot measure to earn a "positive" indication in Moody's postelection roundup.

About 72 percent of Indiana voters endorsed the measure, which obligates Indiana's Legislature to pass balanced budgets unless supermajorities of two-thirds of the members of each chamber vote to suspend that requirement.

Moody's noted Indiana's mandate means it will no longer stand with Arizona, Vermont and Virginia as the only states lacking an explicit balanced budget requirement.

 

 

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