BRADENTON, Fla. — Credit pressures are on the rise for some of Florida’s 67 school districts as effects of the recession linger, according to a report by Fitch Ratings.

“Fitch believes rating pressure on Florida school districts will grow in the near term given the termination of federal stimulus funding, reductions in state funding levels, more limited expenditure flexibility, and expectation for continued economic and tax base instability,” analyst Michael Rinaldi said Tuesday.

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