Statements about State Finances

Says Alex Sink "even supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies."

Says Alex Sink supported "a $5.2 billion increase in Florida's debt."

A "legacy of taxing and borrowing … crippled the economy we inherited two years ago."

"I started with a $3.7 billion budget deficit. Now we are projecting a $1.2 billion surplus."

"Our credit rating went up since I've been in office."

"The (State Board of Administration) transparency issue got a great airing the last legislative session."

"A recent study revealed that, across the nation, taxes would have to be increased by an average of $1,300 a year just to support the currently unsustainable public employee pension systems. In Florida, that dollar figure translates to $813 a year."

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