Rick Scott Takes Office

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

January 4, 2011 Noon --

The Republican who came from nowhere to win the Florida governor's race took his oath of office today (1/4).

Rick Scott will become Florida's 45th governor and address the state in a speech that undoubtedly will talk about his goals for turning around Florida's economy.

Scott, a 58-year-old multimillionaire who built his fortune as
CEO of a hospital chain, has said from entering the governor's race
that his top mission is to create jobs.

He wants to make the state more business friendly with fewer
regulations, a streamlined government and by phasing out the
corporate income tax.

He will take his oath amid a day of festivities,
including a parade, a governor's mansion open house and an evening ball.

Gov. Charlie Crist plans to attend the ceremony as his last
official duty of his four-year term.

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