Nixon focuses on fiscal discipline to keep AAA ratings

As the global markets are still digesting the downgrade of the U.S.’s credit rating, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said that it is important to hold the line on taxes and focus on fiscal discipline to keep the state’s AAA credit ratings.
“What we try to do, and what we have done, is to maintain our focus on what we can control,” Nixon said during a press conference on Tuesday.

“I can control, working with the legislature, how much money we spend and keep fiscal discipline.”

Missouri is one of only a handful of states rated AAA in the U.S. by all three major credit rating agencies.

[Missouri Watchdog]