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Summary: Michigan St Sch Bnd Ln Fd Prog; General Obligation, Schools State Guarantee Feb 98
Standard & Poors, February 1998
The rating reflects the additional security provided by the Michigan School Bond Loan Fund. Section 16 of Article 9 of Michigan's 1963 constitution created the Michigan School Bond Loan Fund Program to provide districts the access to funds to avoid a default on qualified debt. Under this program, if a school district fails to meet its debt service obligation for qualified debt, the state treasurer is notified. The treasurer pays the required debt service, and payment to bondholders is uninterrupted. If the balance in the state's loan fund is insufficient to cover obligations, the state is required to make loans from the general fund. Since the fund is an obligation of the state, the guarantee program is rated on par...
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