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."
More stringent standards on work requirements for welfare
Impose "more stringent standards on non-compliance with work requirements" for welfare.
Require drug screening for welfare recipients
"Require drug screening for (welfare) recipients."
Reform PSC for more energy production
"Reform PSC (Public Services Commission) processes to allow reasonable energy production and expansion."
Lower workers' compensation costs by 35 percent
Will make "a 35 percent reduction in workers' compensation costs."
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."
Put grant-writing and regulatory specialists in local economic development offices
"I will ensure these offices (local economic development offices) have the right resources and trained specialists so they can assist their local businesses obtain state and federal grants, and to comply with state and local regulatory processes in the least costly manner."
Reduce property tax by another 1 mill over next 7 years
"Phase in another 1 mill reduction (to the school property tax) over the next 7 years."
Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over 7 years
"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."
Grow Florida's economy by $74 billion in state GDP, $41 billion in higher personal income, and $1 billion in total state 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."
Explore expansion of domestic drilling in a safe, environmentally sound way
"Rick will fight to ensure than any future offshore drilling does not negatively impact Florida's beaches. As we explore the expansion of domestic drilling in the U.S., we must ensure that we have sound policies in place that ensure the companies drilling are doing so in an environmentally sound way and adhering to the strictest of safety standards."
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.”
Adopt the Daubert standard on scientific knowledge
"Rick Scott supports the adoption of the Daubert standard to be used in the state of Florida. Forty of fifty states have adopted the more modern Daubert standard, by which evidence based on innovative or unusual scientific knowledge may be admitted only after it has been established that the evidence is reliable and scientifically valid."
Reduce prisoner costs by $1 billion
"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."
Ban embryonic stem cell research
"Will place a permanent ban on embryonic stem cell research."
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