DALLAS — As one of 35 states that tapped federal interest-free loans to cover unemployment benefits, Texas expects to issue about $2 billion of bonds to begin repaying them next year, officials said.

Details of the bond issue have not been decided, but the maturities would fall within the five-to-10-year limits allowed under state law, Texas Workforce Commission chairman Tom Pauken told the state House Appropriations Committee Monday.

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