Tracking the promises of Gov. Rick Scott
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PolitiFact Florida has compiled promises that Rick Scott made during the 2010 and 2014 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Scott-O-Meter.
We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Scott-O-Meter page for details on our ratings.)
The report card above provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.
Promises we’ve rated recently
"Veto what the legislators call 'turkeys' — costly and unnecessary pork-barrel projects."
Pay "competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff."
"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."
"During my second term I will: Continue to expand funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs."
Said he would join efforts to repeal the health care law, including supporting a constitutional amendment that "prohibits the federal government from imposing President Obama's individual mandate, to protect Floridians' freedom to control their health care choices."
"Reform PSC (Public Services Commission) processes to allow reasonable energy production and expansion."
"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."
"Rick Scott will work with the Florida Legislature" to "ensure that Citizens consistently operates on actuarially sound rates."
"Reforming health care for Medicaid recipients (through a waiver) and state employees to consumer directed care will lower the cost of health care, increase choice of health plans, and save taxpayers $1.8 billion."
"Gov. Scott will issue an executive order to provide a foundation for bringing together stakeholders to plan with his administration for additional needed actions."
"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 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."
"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."
"Be No. 1 in nation for high school graduation rates."
"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."