Promises about Workers on Scott-O-Meter
"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."
Align "state employee pension contributions with other states" to save almost $1.4 billion.
Pay "competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff."
Impose "more stringent standards on non-compliance with work requirements" for welfare.
"Operational efficiencies: A 5% reduction in the state's workforce will save almost $300 million."
Will make "a 35 percent reduction in workers' compensation costs."
"Bring our health insurance costs and mandates in line with the U.S. average."
"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."
"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."
"Partner with universities... State economic development grants will always include partnerships with universities to develop research strengths into unique clusters."
"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."
"Rick will require all Florida employers to use the free E-Verify system to ensure that their workers are legal."
"We need to support our hard working, dedicated teachers who understand the importance of getting good results. I believe we should hold people accountable for those results and when they produce, they should be rewarded. In business, we judge that by the quality of work people produce. In the same way, a 'merit pay' plan would reward high-performing teachers and hold school administrators accountable, while under-performing teachers would be challenged to improve."