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California; General Obligation Nov 06
Standard & Poors, November 2006
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'A+' rating to California's various-purpose GO and GO refunding bonds, while at the same time affirming its 'A+' rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on the state's GO debt. The rating reflects the following: California has a large and diverse economy of 37 million people, which has exhibited strong recent growth, producing healthy tax revenue increases. State officials are projecting personal income growth of 6.2% in 2006. The state recorded a small, but positive, GAAP general fund balance as of fiscal year-end 2005, the last audited year. California has a history of uneven financial operations. On a budgetary basis, the state ran large operating deficits from fiscals 2001-2004 and a small surplus in 2005....
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