Tallahassee, FL -
After spending seven months and 75-million dollars pledging to 'Get to Work.' It's almost judgment time for Governor-elecet Rick Scott.
Scott says, "I have a seven-step plan, it's going to be 700,000 jobs in Florida over the next seven years. It's serious, it's well thought out, and it's going to happen."
...But apparently, not without your help.
The governor-elect is launching a website dubbed 'Florida 2.0'.
Thousands of people have already submitted ideas about how to improve the way Tallahassee does business.
People like Terry Long, a retired state worker who's enjoying his golden years, and wants Scott to keep his hands off the state pension program.
Long says, "For most retirees, going in and taking a hit on health insurance would be...for many, it would be tragic."
Chances are Scott will be selective in which ideas he ultimately embraces... After all, he's no fan of big government.
But, many of them are bound to gain traction, and if history is any guide, they may well become law.
"This will be the era of problem solvers."
Four years ago, Marco Rubio became state house speaker armed with a collaborative book entitled '100 innovative ideas for Florida's future'.
From lowering property insurance to cracking down on gangs, more than half of the ideas passed by the time Rubio left office.
Scott may not have a book, but by the time he's sworn in, he'll have plenty of ideas, some that'll help bolster his agenda, and others that aren't likely to make the cut.
Charles Benz says, "Taxes need to be higher in this state!"
"Taxes need to be higher in this state!"
At the very least, the Governor-elect is willing to listen, both in-person and in cyberspace, with the hope of getting more done when the governing begins.
"We can turn this state around - let's get to work."
Scott's team says they've received over three thousand comments on the new website.
The website can be found at the link below.