Moody's US States Rating Methodology pdf format of 			Moody's US States Rating Methodology

This methodology provides an updated and detailed explanation of how Moody’s assigns ratings to US state general obligations or their equivalents.

Standard and Poor's 2011 US State Rating Methodology pdf format of 			Standard and Poor's 2011 US State Rating Methodology

Standard & Poor's assigns credit ratings to U.S. states and Territories based on its qualitative and quantitative
analysis of a range of financial, economic, managerial, and institutional factors. This article has been published to help market participants better understand our approach to assigning state ratings.

Fitch Ratings U.S. State Government Tax-Supported Rating Criteria pdf format of 			Fitch Ratings U.S. State Government Tax-Supported Rati

This report replaces the report of the same title published on Aug. 15, 2011 and fully incorporates and expands upon Fitch Ratings' tax-supported rating criteria with a focus on U.S. state government debt.