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Summary: Orlando, Florida; Appropriations; General Obligation; Miscellaneous Tax Feb 10
Standard & Poors, February 2010
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA-' long-term rating to Orlando, Fla.'s series 2010A and 2010B capital improvement refunding special revenue bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AA-' long-term underlying rating (SPUR) on the city's related parity debt and its 'AA' issuer credit rating (ICR) on the city. The outlook is stable. The 'AA-' ratings reflect our view of the city's: Strong underlying credit quality; Covenant to budget and appropriate available non-ad valorem revenues attributable to its general and utilities services tax funds to pay debt service on the bonds; Maintenance of very strong reserve levels, with the unreserved general fund balance at 23% of general fund expenditures for fiscal 2009; and Strong legal provisions...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Orlando
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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