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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2097
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Debt affordability report, 2006.
Amount: 237 kilobytes (1 item: 3 files:  Size 237 KB (243,242 bytes); Size on disk 240 KB (245,760 bytes))
Medium Included: Electronic records.
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Biographical/Historical:     John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, the forty-third Governor of Florida, began his gubernatorial term on January 5, 1999.  In 2003, Bush took the oath of office for his second term, having defeated Democrat Bill McBride for re-election.

    After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Jeb Bush pursued a banking career in Houston, Venezuela and back to Houston.  Bush was convinced to come to Florida from Texas in 1980 by builder Armando Codina.  Prior to being elected Governor, Bush served as president and chief operating officer of the Miami-based Codina Group, a real estate development company, and was active in civic and political affairs.  He established the Foundation for Florida's Future and volunteered to assist the Miami Children's Hospital, the United Negro College Fund of South Florida, the United Way of Dade County, and the Dade County Homeless Trust.  In 1995, he wrote "Profiles in Character," a book profiling 14 of Florida's civic heroes.  Bush served as Florida's Secretary of Commerce under Governor Bob Martinez and he was the Republican nominee for governor in 1994.  He has been married to Columba Garnica Gallo, a native of Leon, Mexico since 1977 and they have three children, George, Noelle and John Ellis, Jr.

Summary:     This series consists of the 2006 Debt Affordability Report prepared by the Division of Bond Finance to "to review changes in the State's debt position from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and revise projections used to measure the financial impact of future debt issuance and economic changes as reflected in current revenue estimates."  Also included are cover letters to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House.  The report covers such areas as debt outstanding, estimated revenues, estimated debt issuance, estimated annual debt service requirements, overview of the state's credit rating, reserves, debt ratios, and debt capacity.  The report is prepared annually pursuant to s. 215.98(2)(a), F.S., requiring that, "The Division of Bond Finance shall annually prepare a debt affordability report, to be presented to the governing board of the Division of Bond Finance, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chair of each appropriations committee by December 15 of each year, for purposes of providing a framework for the Legislature to evaluate and establish priorities for bills that propose the authorization of additional state debt during the next budget year."  The Governor and Cabinet act as Governing Board of the Division of Bond Finance.
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Electronic Records Access: MS Word documents.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Florida. Legislature.
Florida. Division of Bond Finance.
Governors Florida
Finance, Public Florida
Budget Florida
Reports. aat
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
Added Entries Florida. Division of Bond Finance.