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The Whole Record: Rick Scott’s Successful Pro-Growth Policies in Florida

Phil from NZ Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 2:34 PM
Also significant: Florida's State-wide "Smart Growth" mandate was repealed.

A stunning announcement out of Florida this week. The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott’s pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page – no several pages – out of Scott’s book.

Since December 2010, one month before Scott took office, the unemployment rate in Florida has dropped from 11.1 percent to 7.8 percent – that rate is lower than the national average. After two years of Scott’s policies, 282,000 private sector jobs have been created; in the previous four years the state had lost 825,000...