Florida's Scott Still Touts Jobs as Main Focus

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:57 PM

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is taking a tour of the Sunshine State touting the legislative accomplishments of his first few months in office. And while he helped steer many conservative-supported measures through the Legislature, he’s still sees his focus as helping to create jobs, WFTS-TV ABC Action News in Tampa reported Tuesday. "Unemployment's gone from 12 percent in December down to 11.1 percent,” Scott said. “That's the positive. The negative is we still have a million people out of work.”

Rick Scott, Florida, jobs, corporate taxesLowering, andn then eventually eliminating, corporate taxes, will make Florida a haven for businesses, the governor said.

Scott was successful in lower the corporate tax rate, but not as far as he would have liked during the legislative session. He plans to continue his efforts, he has said.

"If you have a choice between a location that has higher taxes or lower taxes, what are you going to do?" Scott asked rhetorically.

"We've got to grow our state and make it a place where businesses want to be," he said.

Scott also said he’s focused on eliminating regulations that kill jobs. That’s why he supports a bill passed by state lawmakers to remove a requirement that developers help pay for roads, schools and parks for new subdivisions that they build.

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