Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement today after Moody’s Investors Service announced it updated Florida’s general obligation (GO) rating to Aaa from Aa1, giving Florida triple-A credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies.
“Putting Florida’s economy back on track through strong fiscal management practices and reducing our state’s debt has been the top priority of Governor Scott, the Chief Financial Officer, the Attorney General and mine since taking our positions.
“Today, thanks to the hard work of many, Florida has triple-A credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies and has paid down $9 billion in state debt.
“But Florida’s economic success story is not over and complacency is not a strategy, we must continue to do all that we can to make Florida’s economy and finances as strong and resilient as possible.”
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