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

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.