BRADENTON, Fla. — Fitch Ratings on Friday maintained a negative outlook on Collier County, Fla.’s sales and gas tax bonds in part because of “the potential impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Collier, one of Florida’s wealthier counties along the state’s southwest coast, has not been affected by tar balls and patties such as those coming ashore in several of the northernmost counties.

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