Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Compromise rulings on the Scott-O-Meter

Pay competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff

Pay "competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff."

Veto pork-barrel spending

"Veto what the legislators call 'turkeys' — costly and unnecessary pork-barrel projects."

Freeze all regulations

"We're gonna freeze all regulations. Regulation is killing jobs, the paperwork, the delay, the uncertainty, so we're gonna freeze regulation and look at what we can roll back that doesn't hurt consumers."

"I will freeze regulations currently in the pipeline until we have an opportunity to evaluate their impact. And we will begin immediately to review existing regulations to weigh their costs and benefits. Now, I want to be clear: There are some regulations that are essential for health and safety and some that are essential to the protection of our environment. Obviously, no responsible leader would tamper with those core safeguards. But it’s way past time to demand that every regulation be re-evaluated."

Lower electricity costs for business

"Address Florida's relatively expensive electricity costs."

Eliminate overlapping economic development agencies

"We will eliminate overlapping economic development agencies and have one group that will assist local economic development agencies and serve as our statewide recruiting agency."

Include universities in state economic development grants

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

Expand use of nuclear power and alternative fuels

"As governor, Rick will work toward energy independence from foreign oil with the expansion of nuclear power, the use of alternative fuels and ensure that we can drill for oil safely.”

Will fight to repeal federal health care law

Said he would join efforts to repeal the health care law, including supporting a constitutional amendment that "prohibits the federal government from imposing President Obama's individual mandate, to protect Floridians' freedom to control their health care choices."

Protect doctors working for the state Department of Health from litigation

"Rick Scott supports extending sovereign immunity to physicians acting on behalf of the Department of Health, as already provided to those acting as agents of the Department of Corrections, and providing some measure of indemnification to those physicians who primarily treat Medicare and Medicaid patients."

Include use of technology in teacher evaluations

"The assessment of teacher quality must include the incorporation of change in the classroom. The incorporation of technology, new delivery media, societal change all impact learning styles and ultimately the ability of our students to meet the ever-changing requirements in the workforce."

Support university-private partnerships

"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)