Promises about Second Term Promise on Scott-O-Meter

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."

Be No. 1 in nation for student performance in reading and math

"Be No. 1 in the nation for student performance by expecting all of our students to perform at or above grade level in math and reading."

Be No. 1 in high school graduation rates

"Be No. 1 in nation for high school graduation rates."

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."

Make Florida No. 1 in higher education affordability

"Gov. Scott’s vision for the public, higher education system focuses on the following goals that will give Florida a competitive edge over other states: Be No. 1 in university and college affordability."

Be in the Top 10 and Top 25 ranked public universities

"Gov. Scott’s vision for the public, higher education system focuses on the following goals that will give Florida a competitive edge over other states: Achieve the first top 10 research public university and a second ranked public university in the top 25."

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."

Propose an amendment to curb property tax increases

"During a second term Gov.Scott will propose amending Florida’s constitution to prevent families’ property taxes from increasing year after year if the value of their homes remains the same or goes down."

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."

Invest $1 billion in Florida's waters

"At the beginning of Gov. Scott’s second term he will propose a 10-year, $500 million, funding program for alternative water supply investment that requires an applicant to meet water conservation benchmarks to qualify for funding. ... During a second Gov. Scott term will recommend a ten-year program for springs restoration totaling $500 million.

Enact tougher penalties for violating environmental regulations

"Gov. Scott will propose legislation to increase penalties to ensure fines match the value of Florida’s natural resources, and also provide agencies with the flexibility to analyze the past actions of those seeking environmental permits in Florida."

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."

Issue an executive order for springs improvement

"Gov. Scott will issue an executive order to provide a foundation for bringing together stakeholders to plan with his administration for additional needed actions."

Create a $2 million state park improvement grant to win a fourth national gold medal

"By creating a $2 million dollar capital improvement grant program to partner with our friends of parks organizations we can foster a sense of community needed to continue the success of our state park system. With the help of the communities that our parks serve, Florida's state park system will win a fourth gold medal."

Double funding for programs to expand Florida businesses

"Currently, through Enterprise Florida, the state offers businesses the opportunity to grow into new markets through export counseling, grants to small businesses to participate in export trade missions, and offers international trade leads to Florida companies. Gov. Scott proposes doubling funding from the current year budget for these programs to help more small business expand internationally."

Spend $25 billion on roads over five years to ease congestion

"Gov. Scott will further expand Florida's road network by supporting the investment of nearly $25 billion in the next five years to ease congestion by adding new lanes, enhancing exisiting roadways and making safety improvements."