Friday, August 28th, 2015

In the Works rulings on the Scott-O-Meter

Create over 700,000 jobs

"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."

Reform Medicaid with a federal waiver

"Reforming health care for Medicaid recipients (through a waiver) and state employees to consumer directed care will lower the cost of health care, increase choice of health plans, and save taxpayers $1.8 billion."

Invest in the Florida Innovation Fund

"I will invest in the state Innovation Fund that brought Scripps and Burnham research labs to Florida, developing high-tech clusters with high-paying jobs."

Grow Florida's economy by $74B in GDP, $41B in personal income, and $1B in tax revenues

"In total, Florida's economy will gain an additional 700,000 jobs, $74 billion in state GDP, $41 billion in higher personal income, $1 billion in total state tax revenues as a direct result of the increased economic growth."

Reform Citizens Insurance to consistently operate on actuarially sound rates

"Rick Scott will work with the Florida Legislature" to "ensure that Citizens consistently operates on actuarially sound rates."

Raise per-pupil education spending to an all-time high

"His prioritization of education will continue in his second term by championing an all-time high per pupil funding level of $7,176."

Double investment in digital learning initiatives

"Governor Scott will propose to double down on Florida's investment in digital learning initiatives for school districts from $40 million to $80 million."

Increase school security spending

"Gov. Scott will propose to increase school security by $10 million to over $74 million."

Investigate every standardized test

"Gov. Scott will direct the Commissioner of Education to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation of every standardized test that school districts are requiring their students to take."

Create a program for $10,000 STEM degrees

"In the next four years, Gov. Scott is committed to securing $10 million to create a $10,000 degree competitive STEM grant program for our state colleges."

Eliminate the state's manufacturing tax

"Manufacturing has the largest return on investment of all industries in Florida. That is why Gov. Scott eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing equipment until 2017, saving companies more than $140 million annually. This savings will allow the 17,500 manufacturing companies in Florida, that employ more than 300,000 Floridians, to expand, invest, and flourish during the next gout years. Permanently eliminating this sales tax will ensure manufacturing is a solid pillar to Florida’s economy and help to protect us from any future economic troubles."

Reduce the state's communications services sales tax

"During a second term, Gov. Scott will reduce the state Communications Services Sales Tax to save Floridians more than $120 million per year."

Phase out the state sales tax on commercial leases

"Demand the Florida Legislature phase out the 6 percent sales tax on commercial leases."

More funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs

"During my second term I will: Continue to expand funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs."