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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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One Comment

  1. CB says:

    Florida will not settle for third place? Better be happy with second, because we’ll always be #1, orange boy.

  2. Glenn says:

    Notice…Hospital Chain CEO….In a state that has what % of older Americans. Wonder how many Medicare claims are inflated.

  3. Texas Technoman says:

    Most of the jobs added in Texas are for positions that do not require any kind of degree….and the wage scale is quite low. But we are number one in a number of catagories: Highest High School Drop out rate, number of folks uninsured, fires, football (not Cowgirls), and air polution, and the largest state deficit (over $20b)………come on down!

    1. Hemroidious says:

      Obviously, you haven’t heard of California. Have a nice trip.

    2. ObserverMI says:

      Uh, where are you getting your so called ‘facts’ from Texas Technoman? I recently moved from Los Angeles California and your statements are wrong in comparison to California.
      Plus remember, jobs period, help flush cash into the system overall. I’m living in Fort Worth and ‘yet’ to see any smog. Oh, and in California, the drop out rate is 52% and in some ethnics, 82%. The state has a 28 BILLION budget shortfall and growing. I could go on and on, not to mention, the ‘Quality of Life’ in Los Angeles, horrific.

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