Promise Broken rulings on the Scott-O-Meter
"Rick will institute Accountability Budgeting. He will make each state agency set annual goals for every dollar they spend, then measure their performance against those goals and hold them accountable for their outcomes."
"Propose biennial budgets in order to adequately review budget goals and give the public time to participate in the budget process."
"Balance the budget — without gimmicks, one-time revenues, borrowed funds, temporary funds, or tax increases."
Impose "more stringent standards on non-compliance with work requirements" for welfare.
"Require drug screening for (welfare) recipients."
Will make "a 35 percent reduction in workers' compensation costs."
"Bring our health insurance costs and mandates in line with the U.S. average."
"I will ensure these offices (local economic development offices) have the right resources and trained specialists so they can assist their local businesses obtain state and federal grants, and to comply with state and local regulatory processes in the least costly manner."
"Reduce the statewide property tax [Required Local Effort] by $1.4 billion (from 5.29 mills to 4.29 mills, a 19 percent reduction). Savings from other key components in my 7-step plan will be used to replace those funds so that not $1 is shifted away from our schools."
"Phase in another 1 mill reduction (to the school property tax) over the next 7 years."
"Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over seven years. Fully phasing out the corporate income tax over time will have a large positive benefit for Florida's economy while having a minimal impact on state revenues. Total state tax revenues will benefit from the dynamic economic growth created by the corporate income-tax phaseout."
"Rick will require all Florida employers to use the free E-Verify system to ensure that their workers are legal."
"Rick will fight to ensure than any future offshore drilling does not negatively impact Florida's beaches. As we explore the expansion of domestic drilling in the U.S., we must ensure that we have sound policies in place that ensure the companies drilling are doing so in an environmentally sound way and adhering to the strictest of safety standards."
"Rick Scott backs Arizona's (immigration) law. He'll bring it to Florida."
"Paying competitive market-based salaries for corrections staff, utilizing inmate labor to grow prison food, and competitively bidding health care contracts resulting in public prison costs that are as low as private prisons, prisoner costs would be reduced by $1 billion."
"Will place a permanent ban on embryonic stem cell research."
"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 nation for high school graduation rates."
"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."
"Demand the Florida Legislature phase out the 6 percent sales tax on commercial leases."