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KBRA Assigns AA Rating, Stable Outlook to State of Alaska General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2024A; Affirms Ratings for Related Bonds

29 Apr 2024   |   New York


KBRA assigns a long-term rating of AA to the State of Alaska General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2024A. KBRA additionally affirms the AA long-term rating on the State's parity General Obligation Bonds, and the AA- long-term rating on the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority's G.O. Bonds outstanding. The Outlook for each obligation is Stable.

Key Credit Considerations

The rating actions reflect the following key credit considerations:

Credit Positives

  • Ample reserves and direct liquidity available to support budgetary operations; and,
  • Robust natural resource base, which will likely continue to serve as a key economic driver.

Credit Challenges

  • Exposure to commodity pricing volatility, given the employment and economic output concentration in natural resource extraction and production; and,
  • Fluctuating budgetary performance, buoyed by the reliance on accumulated reserves to balance fiscal operations.

Rating Sensitivities

For Upgrade

  • Decreased reliance on APF-ERA earnings to balance budgetary operations.
  • A meaningful diversification of revenue sources, alleviating the concentration in energy price sensitive natural resource-derived revenues.
  • Increased diversification of the State economy over time could lead to upward rating migration.

For Downgrade

  • A weakening of budgetary performance, reserves, or direct liquidity.
  • A continuation of structural budgetary imbalance, leading to the depletion of available reserves to levels no longer commensurate with the assigned rating.

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A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at

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