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Scott highlights jobs, schools in State of State

Rick Scott
Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 05, 2013
and last updated 2016-05-06 10:27:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott won office on the slogan "Let's get to work" and is now proclaiming "It's working."

The governor repeated the phrase several times in his prepared State of the State address on Thursday.

Scott pointed at falling unemployment over the past two years and encouraged lawmakers to continue to make the state more business friendly.

Scott also pushed for his proposed $2,500 across the board raise for teachers, saying steps he took his first year to eliminate tenure and base raises on performance makes it easier to move bad teachers out of classrooms.

He said he wants to make the Florida the number one state in job creation and education and to make sure it'd an affordable place to live.

 

 

 

 


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott will focus on jobs and education when he makes his third State of the State address.

The speech comes Tuesday as lawmakers begin their 60-day legislative session.

Scott will make a push for the $2,500 across the board raise for teachers, saying steps he took his first year to eliminate tenure and base raises on performance makes it easier to move bad teachers out of classrooms.

He also plans to point out job growth, and he has an answer for critics who question who to credit for new jobs.

In speech excerpts released Monday, Scott says, "Maybe it is because I am not a politician, but I think this is a great debate to have. It celebrates the fact that our economy is once again creating jobs."