"I don't want to be third. I want to be first."
Sounding every bit the hard-charging executive he used to be, Governor Scott is out to make Florida more competitive in almost every area.
Tuesday the governor ran down the to-do list he'll be handing lawmakers: continue to cut regulation, keep lowering corporate income taxes and reform higher education. More incentives could go to students who major in areas like science and math that could make them more employable.
"How many more jobs you think there is for anthropology in this state?" he said. "You want to use your tax dollars to educate more people that can't get jobs in anthropology? I don't."
The governor also plans to call for hurrying infrastructure projects and building new toll roads, but democratic Rep. Alan Williams says Scott is narrow minded.
"If he wants the best ideas, he has to be welcoming those folks to the table, and I don't think he gets there by getting rid of anthropology and creating new toll roads."
They're two potentially politically unpopular ideas, but Scott's plan is based on doing all of it without spending more.
"We're not gonna raise taxes. Matter of fact, we're not going to increase the debt of the state."
With a one-to-two billion dollar budget deficit, even republicans tell me it'll be tough to pass that tax cut. Democrats want to close what they call tax 'loopholes' to make more money available.
Governor Scott says he plans to unveil the specifics of how he plans to accomplish his 2012 goals over the next few weeks.
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