Gov. Scott to State Workers: It's About Private Jobs

By: AP
By: AP


Gov. Rick Scott is telling the state employees whose jobs may be among the most vulnerable that he's all about creating private sector jobs.

Scott visited the Department of Community Affairs, the agency
whose functions he hopes to move under the Department of
Environmental Protection, and later took questions Tuesday from
employees who were clearly worried about their jobs.

He said he'd try to help anyone whose job is lost find another
elsewhere in government. He also said the state needs to cut down
on rules and regulations to attract companies to Florida.

The Department of Community Affairs is responsible for making
sure the state's growth management laws are followed. Scott said
companies are frustrated by the state's permitting process.

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