Governor Scott Hosts Lunch With Black Caucus

Florida's Congressional Black Caucus shared lunch with the governor but, most importantly to the leaders, they shared concerns and ideas.

Members of the Black Caucus dined with Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll at the Governor's Mansion Tuesday afternoon.

They got the opportunity to address issues that affect the community.

Members agreed with Scott that jobs are a top priority, and discussed several other issues they hope to see the governor tackle.

State Representative Perry Thurston said, "Certainly our Historical Black Colleges and Universities, the appointments of some of the agencies and the leads in the agencies that have been appointed to this point."

Other concerns brought up during the lunch included ways to help keep people out of prison.

Governor Scott told the caucus that he is receptive to their ideas and that everything in his budget focuses on getting the state back to work.

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  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Feb 16, 2011 at 04:52 AM
    Who picked up the check? the tax payers i bet bummer.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    So what the black caucus isn't worried about unemployment, health care, education, etc. They are worried about making sure black colleges are funded, blacks are appointed in high positions, and letting criminals back out on the streets. Just goes to show you who they are looking out for.
  • by Tom Location: Tally on Feb 15, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    Wonder if he will meet with the white caucus?
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