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A trip down memory lane with Rick Scott State of State speeches

Rick Scott's three favorite words? Jobs, jobs, jobs
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SCOTT KEELER (03/08/2011 TALLAHASSEE)  33. Florida Governor Rick Scott reacts to members response at the conclusion of his State of the State address, Tuesday in the Florida House. SCOTT KEELER, TIMES
OT_335500_KEEL_FLGOV SCOTT KEELER (03/08/2011 TALLAHASSEE) 33. Florida Governor Rick Scott reacts to members response at the conclusion of his State of the State address, Tuesday in the Florida House. SCOTT KEELER, TIMES
Published Jan. 8, 2018

One the eve of Gov. Rick Scott's final State of the State Speech, the AP's Brendan Farrington reviews what the governor has had to say in each of his prior speeches:

2011

The themes: jobs, jobs, jobs. He mentioned the word 20 times in the speech. He also called for $2 billion in tax cuts for corporations and consumers and cuts to state government.

Key quote: "For years, politicians have not dared to face the full extent of our financial problems. Politics prevailed, even when the numbers did not add up. All the cans that have been kicked down the road are now piled up in front of us. Floridians have been encouraged to believe that government could take care of us. But government always takes more than it gives back."

The results: Scott proposed $458 billion in corporate income tax cuts. The Legislature approved $30 million. The Legislature cut 4,500 state positions, or a little more than half of what Scott wanted….

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