Gov. Bill Haslam and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey each issued responses on Tuesday following three credit rating agencies’ decisions to maintain their assessments of Tennessee’s credit.
From Gov. Haslam, here’s a video explaining why we citizens should care:
And from Gov. Ramsey, here’s a prepared statement:
Tennessee has proved it can outperform any state in the union even in the midst of the Obama recession. Tennessee keeps its debt low and pays what it owes quickly and in full. These ratings are proof that a united Republican government determined to cut government and promote economic growth works. It’s that simple. I’m proud of our Governor, our legislature and our constitutional officers. I’m proud to be a Tennessean.