Cost of Government
Long Term Debt Credit Rating
Cost per Resident
Net Debt per Capita
Debt Margin as % of SEV
County Property Values
Fund Balance as a % of
General Expenditures
Unfunded OPEB as a % of
General Revenue
Employee per 1000 Residents

Legend:

Triple A - Extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments. Highest rating.
Double A - Very strong capacity to meet financial commitments.
Single A - Strong capacity to meet financial commitments but somewhat susceptible to adverse economic conditions and changes in circumstances.
Triple B - Adequate capacity to meet financial commitments but more subject to adverse economic conditions.

Why It Matters

The bond or credit rating is a measure of its financial reputation. A good credit rating enables a state to borrow money for construction projects and other needs at the most competitive rates available. This saves millions of taxpayer dollars in interest payments.