Since coming into power in 2009, Gov. Luis Fortuño (R-Puerto Rico) has cut government spending by 20 percent, lowered taxes and raised the territory’s bond status to its highest rating in 35 years – all during a punishing economic climate.
Gov. Fortuño sat down with Reason Magazine Editor in Chief Matt Welch to discuss Puerto Rico’s turnaround, federal immigration policy, the drug war, education reform, his support of statehood and a possible future in mainland politics.
Interview by Matt Welch. Shot by Jim Epstein and Meredith Bragg. Edited by Bragg.
Approximately 29 minutes.