Treasurer Steven Grossman said Massachusetts’ recent move to become the fourth state to have more than $1 billion in its rainy-day account sends an emphatic message.

“We’re doing everything we can to demonstrate to all three major bond rating agencies that we are very focused on our long-term development strategy,” Grossman said in an interview after Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration proposed earmarking $300 million of a $460 million fiscal year surplus to the reserve fund.

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