TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott has been sworn in as Florida's 45th governor and is promising to follow through on a small-government, low-taxes agenda that he says will help create 700,000 jobs over seven years.
Scott told the crowd gathered outside the historic capitol on Tuesday that he understands the hardship of unemployment because his father was often laid off and his mother had to take in ironing to put food on the table.
The former hospital company CEO says taxation, regulation and litigation reduce the chances for business to succeed and represent “the axis of unemployment.”
Scott succeeds Charlie Crist, who decided not to seek re-election as governor to launch an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. Crist and former Gov. Jeb Bush attended the ceremony.
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