Statements about State Budget

Says taxpayer resources are being used "to facilitate private political agendas" through automatic payroll deduction of union dues.  

A proposed revenue smart cap "gives Floridians a voice, requiring a 60 percent vote by citizens in order to impose a new tax, fee, license, fine, charge or assessment."

Says Rick Scott's proposed budget "would lay off 20,000 teachers."

"I have asked the Division of Emergency Management to report directly to me."

Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cuts to education are the same as his proposed corporate income tax rate reduction.  

Bing Energy said it decided to move to Florida because of Gov. Rick Scott’s "plan to eliminate the corporate tax."

"I delivered to you a budget that ... cuts taxes by $2 billion."

"We ... sold the state airplanes as I had promised."

"On my first day in office, I ordered a review of every regulation in the pipeline and every contract exceeding $1 million."

Says "union bosses" bused protesters to a Central Florida education protest.

Says Tri-Rail shows the potential problems with investing in high-speed rail.

Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.

Gov. Rick Scott's sale of the state planes was "not proper."

"State employees haven't received a raise in five or six years."

"The Constitution doesn't allow the governor to not-spend appropriations funds."

"For the last decade, funding in the health and human services budget has grown at twice the rate as other parts of the budget, and I think that context is important."

"It is projected that 3.07 million people will use the train annually. Keep in mind that Amtrak's Acela train in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore only had 3.2 million riders in 2010."

Says his tax and fee cuts will save households "$540 over two years."

Says he never said he would keep education funding the same.

"All the money the Department of Citrus has is paid for by the citrus growers. You don't save dollars by eliminating the Department of Citrus."

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