By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications
In case you missed it, this morning at the National Governors Association annual meeting, President Obama praised Maryland’s “smart choices” that have enabled us to nearly eliminate the $1.7 billion structural deficit we inherited in 2007 and preserve our AAA bond rating, while at the same time investing to keep college affordable and create the #1 schools in America for five years in a row.
We wanted to share the three graphs above, related to the President’s remarks.
We’ve also created jobs. In fact, Maryland has recovered jobs after the national recession at the 8th fastest rate in the nation, and faster than any other state in our region.
Here’s the full text and video of what President Obama said:
“So it’s prioritizing, making smart choices. That’s how Governor O’Malley in Maryland put his state on track to all but eliminate his deficit while keeping tuition down and making Maryland’s public schools among the best in the nation for five years running.”
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