Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) — Pennsylvania’s general-obligation rating was cut to the lowest since 1997 by Fitch Ratings, which cited a reliance on one-time revenue fixes and growth in costs such as pensions.

Fitch reduced the rating one step to AA-, its fourth- highest level. In July, Moody’s Investors Service lowered its grade to an equivalent Aa3, also pegging the cut to mounting liabilities for the sixth-most populous state. Standard & Poor’s grades it AA, third highest.

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