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Oklahoma City; General Obligation Mar 08
Standard & Poors, March 2008
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA+' standard long-term rating, and stable outlook, to Oklahoma City's series 2008A general obligation (GO) bonds and series 2008 limited-tax GO bonds and affirmed its 'AA+' standard long-term rating and Standard & Poor's underlying rating (SPUR), with a stable outlook, on the city's previously issued GO debt. The ratings reflect the city's: Diverse, expanding regional economic base that serves as Oklahoma's economic engine; Significant ongoing redevelopment in the downtown area; Consistently strong financial performance and position, coupled with conservative financial management practices; and Low debt levels, coupled with a large, but affordable, capital improvement program (CIP). Offsetting factors include the city's: Limited revenue-raising flexibility due to its inability to levy a property tax...
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