NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#creditratingagency–KBRA assigns a long-term rating of AAA to the Texas Transportation Commission State of Texas Highway Improvement General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2024 and affirms the AAA rating for parity bonds. KBRA additionally affirms the long-term rating of AAA for State of Texas General Obligation Bonds and Texas Transportation Commission State of Texas General Obligation Mobility Fund Bonds. The Outlook for each obligation is Stable.
Key Credit Considerations
The rating actions reflect the following key credit considerations:
- The State’s broad and diverse economy is among the fastest growing in the Nation.
- Conservative budget procedures and financial management practices support consistently strong reserve levels and operating flexibility.
- The debt burden is low in terms of direct debt per capita and debt expense as a percentage of expenditures.
- Increasing fiscal pressure to fund the necessary infrastructure to keep up with economic and population growth, specifically in the areas of transportation and education.
- Not applicable at AAA rating level.
- Sustained trend of structural imbalance in the State’s general operating funds and significant deterioration in the level of the Economic Stabilization Fund.
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- Public Finance: U.S. State General Obligation Rating Methodology
- Public Finance: U.S. Special Tax Revenue Bond Rating Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
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Only those ratings on securities issued by this Issuer that also are denoted on the Security Ratings tab for this Issuer on KBRA.com as “endorsed” by Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited into the European Union and/or by Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited into the UK are covered by the disclosures set forth in this press release and the corresponding Information Disclosure Form. No other ratings on issuances by this Issuer have been endorsed into the European Union or the UK, and the disclosures set forth herein and in the corresponding Information Disclosure Form are inapplicable to those ratings and may not be used for regulatory purposes by European Union or UK investors in these securities.
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