State of Texas Debt

With the exception of Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes, State Highway Fund Revenue Anticipation Notes, Permanent University Fund issuances, and non-general obligation issuances by university systems that have an unenhanced long-term rating of at least AA- or its equivalent, the Texas Bond Review Board (BRB) is responsible for the approval of all state debt issues and lease purchases with an initial principal amount of greater than $250,000 or a term of longer than five years.

As of August 31, 2016 Texas had a total of $49.75 billion in state debt outstanding. Texas' general obligation debt is rated at Aaa/AAA/AAA by the three credit rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. A history of Texas' General Obligation rating can be found here.


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