S&P Puts Florida GOP on Notice
It’s come to this.
Republican dysfunction in Tallahassee has already thrown state government into chaos. State agencies are planning for a government shutdown.
Now, the Standard & Poor’s rating agency has put Florida Republicans on notice: "Florida's AAA bond rating could be in jeopardy if the Legislature misses June 30 budget deadline,” reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Here’s what’s clear: Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott, and the Florida GOP have brought the worst of Washington dysfunction to Florida. They’re not just threatening the health care of Floridians — now they are putting Florida’s economy in jeopardy, and the middle class is paying the price.
Standard & Poor's warns Florida's AAA bond rating could be in jeopardy if the Legislature misses June 30 budget deadline.— Steve Bousquet (@stevebousquet) May 29, 2015
S&P analyst said it would be "unprecedented and significant if the Florida Legislature failed to pass a budget" by June 30— Gary Fineout (@fineout) May 29, 2015