BRADENTON, Fla. – Florida’s debt is declining by the billions and its economy is “back on track,” according to experts watching the Sunshine state’s vital signs.

“We’re paying down more debt than new money issuance,” bond director Ben Watkins said Aug. 6 in a presentation to Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Adam Putman, commissioner of agriculture and consumer services.

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