Op-Ed by Gov. Bill Haslam: Tennessee on right economic path

By June 1, 2016Uncategorized

We recently received great news that shows just how well we are managing taxpayers’ money in Tennessee.

We received word last month from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services that our state now has a AAA rating, the highest possible standing in the eyes of that ratings agency. It means Tennessee is now a triple triple-A state. The other two ratings agencies, Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings, have given Tennessee their highest ratings since 2010.

The triple triple-A status is the gold standard for any state when it comes to measuring how well it handles its finances.

It means that for the first time since 2000, and only the second time in our state’s history, Tennessee has the highest rating possible from all three ratings agencies. We are one of only 11 states to receive that status.

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