Latest True Fact-checks on Rick Scott Rick Scott stated on March 7, 2017 in his State of the State speech: "Florida is now the only state in the nation to tax commercial leases." Rick Scott stated on September 18, 2013 in a conversation with workers: "You have to get a license to fish on our beaches." Rick Scott stated on January 18, 2013 in a TV interview: Says his elections proposal would allow "a potential of 168 hours (of early voting), which I think is the most we’ve ever had." Rick Scott stated on August 13, 2012 in a Fox News interview: Florida has "more concealed weapons permits than any other state." Rick Scott stated on April 13, 2012 in comments to Reuters: "We are at a 40-year low in our crime rate in our state." Rick Scott stated on February 11, 2012 in a speech at the CPAC conference: Florida "unemployment has dropped more than 2 percentage points, down from 12 percent to 9.9 percent, the second-largest drop in the nation." Rick Scott stated on September 24, 2011 in a speech in Orlando at Presidency 5: "At nearly 19 million people, the population of Florida is larger than all the earlier primary and caucus states combined." Rick Scott stated on June 16, 2011 in a Tallahassee press conference: "Almost 10 percent of Canadians came to visit Florida last year ... (Canadians) buy 7.4 percent of our homes in the state." Rick Scott stated on June 2, 2011 in ABC News 27 interview: "We already have $23 billion worth of debt." Rick Scott stated on February 28, 2011 in a press release touting a state tourism program: "We know that every 85 visitors create one Florida job." Rick Scott stated on March 8, 2011 in his State of the State speech.: "We ... sold the state airplanes as I had promised." Rick Scott stated on December 6, 2010 in a press conference: Says the military accounts for about 10 percent of Florida's economy. Rick Scott stated on October 25, 2010 in a CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate.: "Your tellers were paid kickbacks for directing elderly consumers from ... safe deposits to risky ones." Rick Scott stated on September 2, 2010 in a press release.: Jennifer Carroll is the "first African-American Republican woman to be part of a statewide ticket in Florida." Rick Scott stated on April 19, 2010 in a post on Facebook.: "Thanks to you, in under one week we have the largest GOP (Facebook) page in the Governor's race!"