Fiscal pressures, voter discontent, and the possibility of adding properties to local tax rolls make it unlikely that the recent interest in privatization will subside anytime soon, according to an analysis offered in the Sept. 21 edition of Standard & Poor's Corp.'s CreditWeek Municipal.

Standard & Poor's noted in the article that though state and local governments are "scraping through the current recession," they face a money squeeze for the foreseeable future. At the same time, the article says, voters have become increasingly disenchanted with the way government services are provided.

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