TITLE

Jeb Bush's Last florida Budget Includes Record $2.95B in Bonds

AUTHOR(S)
Sigo, Shelly
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;5/30/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32391, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Florida Governor Jeb Bush has signed his last state budget which authorizes the issuance of a record $2.95 billion in debt. Bush said that this budget represents Florida's conservative approach to government. He stressed that spending taxpayers' hard-earned money demands responsibility and accountability. The budget also authorizes $2.95 billion in debt sales. The education budget has allocated $1.1 billion for capital costs related to a controversial class-size reduction program mandated by voters in 2002. Florida has got an AAA rating from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
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21043196

 

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