Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'SP-1+' short-term rating to King County, Wash.'s series 2011A limited-tax general obligation (GO) bond anticipation notes (BANs). We also affirmed our 'AAA' long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on the county's outstanding GO bonds, our 'AA+' SPUR on the county's appropriation obligations, and our 'AAA' long-term rating on the King County Housing Authority bonds backed by a contingency loan agreement from the county. The outlook on the long-term ratings and SPURs is stable. The 'SP-1+' short-term rating on the series 2011A notes reflects our view of the county's: Direct pledge of its full faith, credit, and resources, including an obligation to levy ad valorem property taxes within statutory limitations; Strong fundamental long-term credit...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- King Cnty
- King Cnty Hsg Auth
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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