Scott: Defense Jobs Are Concern

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

July 10, 2012 -

Gov. Rick Scott is concerned about the possibility of defense cuts and their effect on Florida, which is dotted with military bases and defense contractors. Speaking at the Farnborough International Airshow in England on Monday Scott said he hopes Florida will escape cuts. "No movement on [defense cuts] yet, and we're worried about jobs in our state...there's a lot of pressure on congressional delegates to do the right thing," he said, according to The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch. The Journal noted, however, that industry analysts say a long term drop in the size of the defense budget looks unavoidable and that defense industry sales are expected to drop. Scott is in England all week trying to drum up jobs for Florida.


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