Public K-12 school districts – Texas: Rising construction costs pose challenges, but credit quality remains strong
13 FEB 2020|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Rising construction costs are leading to cost overruns for some ISDs, however overall credit remains strong, driven by growing enrollment, healthy reserves and strong management.
Higher Education – United Kingdom: Higher growth in undergraduate applications is credit positive for UK universities
11 FEB 2020|Sector Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Latest UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Service undergraduate student application show a 1.6% increase in applications to UK universities, which will support tuition revenue.
Higher education - Pennsylvania: Community college agreement with online education provider is credit negative for Pennsylvania four-year universities
27 JAN 2020|Sector Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Pennsylvania community college students are eligible for credit transfer and discounted tuition at Southern New Hampshire University, credit negative for Pennsylvania's four-year schools.
Palmyra-Eagle Area School District, WI: Wisconsin board denies dissolution for district, a credit negative
22 JAN 2020|Issuer Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
A Wisconsin panel denied a school district's dissolution after failed levy overrides and major open enrollment losses, creating uncertainty for bondholders.
21 JAN 2020|Credit Opinion|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Detailed credit opinion highlighting modestly sized tax base, adequate reserves, with above average resident wealth and elevated but manageable debt levels and adjusted pension liabilities.
17 JAN 2020|Research Announcement|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
With enrollment declining and costs remaining steady, slow repayments are now the key driver behind growing student loan balances.
Government of United States: Left unchecked, entitlement spending will drive long-term decline in US fiscal strength
12 DEC 2019|Issuer In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
An in-depth analysis of the drivers of the US government's entitlement spending and the likely long-term impact on the sovereign's fiscal strength.
Demographics – UK: Gracefully ageing population prompts public finance risks, private sector opportunities
13 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
The population in the United Kingdom is getting older, creating challenges for government, and opportunities and risks for the private sector.
06 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Income inequality is associated with less predictable policy environments, higher spending pressures and weaker long-term growth.
23 OCT 2019|Research Announcement|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Absent measures that raise productivity growth and/or reduce spending, the fastest-ageing economies face a weakening of economic and fiscal strength.