Gov. Scott Surprised at Legislature's Slow Pace

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- April 5, 2011 -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's surprised at how long it takes for the Legislature to do its work.

Scott was speaking Tuesday at a press conference after the
Cabinet meeting. He was asked what he had learned in his first few
months on the job.

Scott told reporters he thought "things should happen quicker"
in the Capitol. He mentioned charter school expansion and Medicaid
reform as top priorities for speedy deliberation. The governor
comes from a business and legal background.

He also complimented state workers by saying they don't get the
credit they deserve. Scott has made a point to visit several state
agencies since taking office.


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  • by wow!! on Apr 6, 2011 at 09:01 PM
    he's just now figured this out? they don't earn their money? well, we ALL know that if the gov' wants to save the state a bunch of money, he needs to clean out the house and senate first. cut THEIR pensions and retirement, if there's still any shortfalls after that, then start on the agency heads that earn more than they've ever been worth, just because they were friends of someone who suckered us into voting for them.
  • by JOE MILBERG Location: Tallahassee on Apr 6, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    What is that expression; "talking out of both sides of your mouth". Like 7 years 700,000 jobs. Right. When he runs for re-election, assuming he doesn't go to jail for conflict of interest, he will spend another $72 million to say, oh, I meant the first 3 years of another term. McDonalds is committed to hiring 375 jobs in Miami-Dade and Broward. Only 699,625 to go. Or Bing with 244 jobs costing taxpayers $1.9 million and Leon and Tallahassee $750,000. If you recall Jeb's election when $7 billion revenue General Dynamics was to come to Tallahassee. Jumping for joy was pre-mature as I do not think that they ever had more than 250 employed at any one time and are even laying them off.
  • by TJ on Apr 6, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    "He also complimented state workers by saying they don't get the credit they deserve." THIS from a guy that is creating devastation across the board, slashing the household incomes of middle class people so he can insist on a corporate tax cut of 3.5%!! Who's believing this stuff?
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      by Anon on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:09 AM in reply to TJ
      Totally agree. I guess he realized how much people hate him. The statement is hypocritical, considering he's the one that wants to fire them all to begin with.
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        by pee on on Apr 6, 2011 at 07:32 AM in reply to Anon
        I agree too! Whatta slap in the face!
  • by SomeoneWhoKnows Location: USA on Apr 6, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    Don't be fooled by his so called compliment, he is just trying to make state workers think he cares so they can stop hating him so much, (play up to the people to get them close and when they least expect it - boom.) then he is really going to stick it to them. State worker, please don't trust this man, keep your guard up and keep the negative talk and comments going. Believe it or not, it's really affecting him to have so many people disliking him. That is what it's gonna take to destroy him first before he destroy ya'll. Trust me.
  • by Why? Location: Tallahassee on Apr 6, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    All of you regular posters are fools. Not for what you say but for your lack of education. LEARN to spell and write. IDIOTS. The ones who post the most look like the biggest fools. For some reason ANONYMOUS comes to mind.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Tallahassee on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    I'm SURPRISE your STILL GOV of Fla!!!!!!! what a slow pace to inpeach you
  • by anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    Gov. Scott doesn't have any "needs" and that is why he can make the tough decisions to run the state government. He is not a professional politician. Anony. on 4/5/11 at 11:40 please respond and tell me what "needs" you are talking about so I can understand your point of view better. Mark on 4/5/11, MY HIGH TAX DOLLARS and HIGH UTILITIES pay for safety, roads, water, sewer, on and on. It has been that way for decades. Why are you saying you, the state worker provides those services?
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      by Mark on Apr 6, 2011 at 08:30 AM in reply to anonymous
      Your tax dollars must be managed by someone and the safety, roads, water and sewer dont just happen on their own. Yes, state workers provide/manage those services for your tea drinking parties.
  • by sicof the rich on Apr 6, 2011 at 03:04 AM
    The Republicans are out to destroy the middle class. They want it all for their rich selves. You need to open your eyes FL. Obama came up with a budget cut very close to the amount they are looking to cut and Repubs refused it. They want to see the Govt shut down and it is a plan with all the Repub governors to shut us down and out so the middle class will all be slaves to the rich and the poor might as well be prepared to die. Repubs have no heart.
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      by Mark on Apr 6, 2011 at 08:26 AM in reply to sicof the rich
      Correction! Tea Party not Republicans, note not all republicans are tea party followers, tea party aka Nazi
  • by state worker Location: leon on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    i hate all people with the name rick. or any name with an r in it.
    • reply
      by Anon on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:10 AM in reply to state worker
      Hahaha! I love this!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 at 08:40 PM
    He's not planning on listening to any studies, research, or public comment on any proposed changes... He just wants to change everything to suit his needs. It's the CEO in him.
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