DALLAS — Outstanding state and local public debt in Texas doubled over the past 10 years while the population grew by 20.6%, Comptroller Susan Combs said in a report issued Wednesday.

Total indebtedness at the end of fiscal 2011 included $40.5 billion of outstanding state debt, up from $17.4 billion. The $192.7 billion of outstanding local debt, up from $86.8 billion a decade ago, includes $63.6 billion of outstanding bonds issued by the state's 1,024 public school districts.

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