WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia plans to come to market with its first-ever income tax-secured bond deal in a negotiated sale tomorrow and Wednesday after the $445 million of bonds grabbed higher ratings from all three rating agencies last week.

"Of course we were thrilled to get the triple-A from Standard & Poor's, and the two double-As from Moody's Investor Service and Fitch Ratings. We think that's a great achievement for us," said district Treasurer Lasana Mack. "I think there's a pretty strong pre-deal buzz going on, so we're expecting a strong reception from the market."

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