Florida Governor Has Business Challenge For Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - First, Florida Gov. Rick Scott congratulates Texas Gov. Rick Perry on his state’s top ranking for being business friendly.
Then, Scott issues a challenge to his fellow Republican in a letter Thursday.
Scott wrote: “Florida will not settle for third place.”
He was responding to an annual survey of CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.
Scott, a former hospital chain CEO, was elected on a platform of creating jobs by making Florida friendlier to business.
In his letter Scott notes Texas has finished No. 1 in the survey for seven years in a row and acknowledges to Perry “you have done it in a BIG way.”
But he boasts Florida “already is the best place to live” and that he’s “certain Texas’ days at the top are numbered.”
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