During the recent opening of the 2014 Legislative Session, we took the time to review how far Florida has come. Four years ago, unemployment was high, home values were shrinking and more people left the state of Florida than moved in from other states. Now, thanks to our pro-growth policies and the efforts of our public servants, our unemployment rate is down, our crime rate is at a 42-year low, our tourism industry is breaking records, and we have added almost half a million jobs.
With the help of our dedicated public servants, we are working together to create an opportunity economy in Florida. We are continuing to pay down debt and cut taxes for Florida families and small businesses by $500 million. We’re on the way to making Florida the best state in the nation to find a good job, raise a family, and achieve the American Dream. So let’s keep working to make Florida number one.