Fla. Gov. Scott Highlights Schools in State of State

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott, who was elected to office with the slogan "Let's get to work," proclaimed several times "It's working" during his State of the State address Monday.

Scott touted Florida's improved unemployment numbers and 200,000 non-government jobs that have been created since he took office in 2011 and urged lawmakers to continue to make the state more business-friendly by eliminating the sales tax on manufacturing equipment.

Jobs and education were the main points in Scott's third State of the State speech, one that comes as he prepares to seek re-election.

"I believe Florida will be the No. 1 place in the world for job creation; I believe Florida will be the No. 1 place in the world to get a great education; and the No. 1 place in the world where families can afford to live," Scott said during the 37-minute speech.

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