Thursday, August 6th
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern
Update From A Ratings Agency: Trends In State Debt & The Current Credit Environment
Nicholas Samuels, Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service
This session will examine trends in state credit rating moves, economic and financial drivers, debt and pension medians, and the outlook for credit after COVID-19.
Stress Testing State Budgets
Dan White, Director of Government Consulting and Fiscal Policy Research, Moody’s Analytics
This session will provide an overview of state stress tests recently completed by Moody’s Analytics and discuss their fiscal and policy implications. This research estimates the fiscal shock (revenue declines and spending increases) facing state budgets in the wake of COVID-19, examines state reserve levels, and projects budget gaps based on these findings.