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Tracking the promises of Gov. Rick Scott

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Tracking the promises of Rick Kriseman

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Tracking the promises of Carlos A. Gimenez

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Tracking the promises of Bob Buckhorn

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Promise Kept

Support university-private partnerships

The Promise:

"I support the State University System partnering with government and private industry to pursue advanced applications, production and research in sustainable energy endeavor. Therefore we will pursue additional programs such as the FHTCC throughout the state." *(Florida High Technology Corridor Council)


Update August 27th, 2014:

State funding for a university project, but no new action on corridor council-type programs

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Promise Kept

Create over 700,000 jobs

The Promise:

"The 7-step economic program — over a 7-year period — will have a positive economic impact and create over 700,000 jobs for the state of Florida."


Update August 22nd, 2014:

700,000 jobs promise plods along, despite numbers debate

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Promise Kept

Bring state employee health insurance costs in line with the U.S. average

The Promise:

"Bring our health insurance costs and mandates in line with the U.S. average."


Update August 18th, 2014:

Legislature still refuses to raise worker contributions

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Promise Kept

Use inmate labor to grow prison food

The Promise:

Use "inmate labor to grow prison food."


Update August 14th, 2014:

Edible crops program grew under Scott

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Promise Kept

Include universities in state economic development grants

The Promise:

"Partner with universities... State economic development grants will always include partnerships with universities to develop research strengths into unique clusters."


Update August 11th, 2014:

States getting some money, but not every time

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Promise Kept

Reduce property tax by another 1 mill over next 7 years

The Promise:

"Phase in another 1 mill reduction (to the school property tax) over the next 7 years."


Update July 21st, 2014:

Required local effort's rate barely budges in four years

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Promise Kept

Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over 7 years

The Promise:


"Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over seven years. Fully phasing out the corporate income tax over time will have a large positive benefit for Florida's economy while having a minimal impact on state revenues. Total state tax revenues will benefit from the dynamic economic growth created by the corporate income-tax phaseout."


Update July 16th, 2014:

Legislature balks at exemption increase for second straight year

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Promise Kept

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update July 11th, 2014:

Gimenez's budget could lead to police officer layoffs

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Promise Kept

Will fight immigration amnesty

The Promise:


"Rick is opposed to amnesty and will fight amnesty for lawbreakers."


Update July 2nd, 2014:

Scott opposed amnesty but supported in-state tuition

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Promise Kept

Reduce prisoner costs by $1 billion

The Promise:

"Paying competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff, utilizing inmate labor to grow prison food, and competitively bidding health care contracts resulting in public prison costs that are as low as private prisons, prisoner costs would be reduced by $1 billion."


Update July 1st, 2014:

Nowhere near $1 billion cut from prison budget

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Promise Kept

Will oppose and veto any tax increases

The Promise:

"I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Florida that I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes."


Update June 18th, 2014:

With Legislature's help, Scott keeps his promise on taxes

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Promise Kept

Attract new investment and create high-paying quality jobs

The Promise:


"My top priority is job creation. My plan is to attract new investment and create high-paying, quality jobs.


Update June 13th, 2014:

We take a look at Carlos Gimenez's jobs goal

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Promise Kept

Fund the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program

The Promise:

"As mayor, I will encourage effective and influential neighborhood associations by funding the Neighborhood Partnership Grants program."


Update June 12th, 2014:

New mayor want to revive program funding, offers mini-grants

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Promise Kept

Treat Codes Compliance Assistance Department as a budget priority

The Promise:

"As mayor, I will ... support staff and treating our Codes Compliance Assistance Department as a budget priority. As we continue to emerge from the economic downturn and related budget cuts, we must look to restore funding to the areas that were hit the hardest, and that includes Codes."


Update June 12th, 2014:

Kriseman want to expand number of inspectors in 2015

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Promise Kept

Expedite demolition of condemned homes

The Promise:

"We must expedite the demolition of condemned homes in order to reduce blight and make our neighborhoods safer."


Update June 5th, 2014:

Revamped agency not making blight of the problem

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