Thanks to our pro-growth policies, focus on job creation, and the work of Florida’s public servants, our state has made a great economic turnaround over the last three years. Recently, we unveiled our 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” This budget will continue to build on policies that keep Florida working and focus on giving money back to Florida families.
The “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” includes measures to give $500 million back to the hardworking taxpayers of Florida. This budget also rewards our hard working state employees by providing $167 million for performance bonuses.
In the four years before I took office, Florida lost more than 800,000 jobs, the unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent, and state debt ballooned by $5.2 billion. Today, Florida’s unemployment rate is below the national average at 6.2 percent and we have created more than 462,000 private sector jobs since December 2010.
Florida’s economy is still growing. With the continued support of our public servants and with the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget,” we will keep working to make Florida the number one destination for opportunity in the world.