Featured Municipal Bond Issue, Week of September 4th, 2018: State of California General Obligation Bonds – $989.3 Million

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The State of California is issuing $989,270 million in general obligation bonds for the purposes of  refunding certain outstanding bond and commercial paper obligations and to pay the costs of issuance.   The bonds are scheduled to be sold by competitive sale on September 6, 2018. The bonds are being issued in three parts:  $106.44 million s will be issued as federally taxable various purpose general obligation bonds; $28,.415 million various purpose general obligation refunding bonds and $854.415 million in tax-exempt general obligation refunding bonds.

Principal and interest on all  of the state’s general obligation bonds are secured by the full faith and credit of the state, and payable from moneys in the general fund , subject under state law,  only to the prior application of moneys in the general fund to the support of the public school system and public institutions of higher education.   which will be pledged for the payment of the principal and interest when due.  Details on the purposes, tax-status, security, as well as other matters pertaining to these State of California bonds can be found in the preliminary official statement, available on MuniOS.

As of July 2018, the State of California has an unadjusted unemployment rate of  4.4%, which is 0.3% higher than the U.S. rate in July.


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Adjacent to this article (click to expand) is a quick snapshot of financial characteristics of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as of 06/30/2017, compared with the 2016-2017 medians for other U.S. States, courtesy of Merritt Research Services, LLC. Merritt has many of the sector medians publicly available and regularly updated on their Benchmark Central page. (Merritt believes the data to be reliable but does not make any representations as to its accuracy or completeness)In addition to the Merritt information related to the featured bond, more information can be found on our municipal bond calendar, city, state, and county pages, and our employment database.

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