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Summary: Midland, Texas; General Obligation Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA+' long-term rating to Midland, Texas' series 2012 tax and limited pledge revenue certificates of obligation. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AA+' long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on the city's existing general obligation debt. The outlook is stable. The ratings reflect our view of the city's: Low level of funding interdependence with the federal government; Diversifying economy that remains anchored by a prominent, but cyclical oil and gas production sector; Strong wealth and income levels; Very strong financial position, as evidenced by the historical maintenance of reserves in excess of 36% of general fund expenditures. The preceding credit strengths are offset in part by our view of the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Midland
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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