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Gov. Rick Scott meeting with legislators, labels Colombian trip a success



 We caught up with Gov. Rick Scott as he walked between meetings in the Capitol with various legislative leaders. "Make sure they vote on all my stuff," is how Scott described his mission today.

His public schedule lists meetings with Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter, House Speaker Pro Tempore Marti Coley and Rep. Richard Corcoran, who lead's the House's healthcare budget committee as well as the committee studying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Scott gave a glowing review of his trade mission to Colombia, which ended Wednesday.

"We had a great trip to Colombia. I really enjoyed meeting President (Juan Manuel) Santos," the governor said. "They're generating a lot of jobs. And so now all the relationships that got built, we have to make sure everybody follows up on those relationships. Because it's a country where they like foreign investment and they like their companies to come here and so it should be a big opportunity for all our companies."

[Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:53pm]


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