Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the news that the credit rating agency Fitch affirmed Florida GO bonds at ‘AAA,’ and revised its outlook from negative to stable,
Governor Scott said, “Because of the responsible measures we have put into place over the last two years, such as cutting state debt by over $3.5 billion and building state reserves, the bond rating agency Fitch affirmed Florida GO Bonds at ‘AAA’ and revised its outlook from “negative” to “stable.” This great news, coupled with the fact that Florida has created nearly 370,000 private-sector jobs in the last two and a half years, and is more proof that the path we’ve put our state on is the right one. It’s working.
“I would like to thank Fitch for recognizing the work we are doing in Florida. We will continue to make responsible decisions as we work to make Florida the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.”