Institute Accountability Budgeting for each state agency
"Rick will institute Accountability Budgeting. He will make each state agency set annual goals for every dollar they spend, then measure their performance against those goals and hold them accountable for their outcomes."
Return Florida's state and local spending to at least the 2004 level
"Return Florida's state and local expenditure burden to at least the 2004 level before spending ballooned out of control."
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."
Bring state employee health insurance costs in line with the U.S. average
"Bring our health insurance costs and mandates in line with the U.S. average."
Lower electricity costs
"Address Florida's relatively expensive electricity costs."
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."
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."
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."
Enact tort reform
"We're going to do tort reform. We're going to make sure that these lawyers that support my opponent just can't go about doing fishing expeditions against legitimate businesses."
Preserve Florida Resident Access Grants
"Since almost 50 percent of the recipients of FRAG (Florida Resident Access Grants) are the first in their families to attend college, I am committed to preserving how important this program is in creating access to success in Florida."
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)
Will oppose and veto any tax increases
"I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Florida that I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes."
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