DALLAS - Despite the imminent death of the Superconducting Super Collider project, Texas will not walk away from its collider debt obligations and has already appropriated funds to pay interest to bondholders for almost two more years, according to the deputy state treasurer.

"The last thing the state would do is default on the bonds. It would be foolish," said Texas deputy treasurer Paul Williams, citing the risk to the state's credit rating. "It's just a matter of how we meet our obligations."

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