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State workers not impressed by new governor

By Trimmel Gomes

Tallahassee, FL – On his continuing tour of state agencies Governor Rick Scott is also fielding questions from many of the state workers who aren't too thrilled with his proposals like making them pay five-percent of their salaries toward pensions. As Trimmel Gomes reports the governor stopped by the agency that's all about getting
people to work.

Scott stopped by the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

" I know all of you are very supportive of all the changes that we're making "
That was Scott's icebreaker, for the roomful of employees

"Somebody asked me yesterday, they asked me why I didn't tax the rich more, I said well, I'd like everybody to move to Florida so they can help create jobs, basically I can answer any questions anybody has."

The questions for the most part were the same as his past agency visits but Scott and he praised the staffers for their hard work.

"I look forward to where we don't have the unemployment we have today, I look forward to where we have the surplus in our unemployment insurance, I look forward to where fewer people need the service we provide."

More than a million people are out of work with an unemployment rate of 12 percent.