Statement: Gov. Scott Delivers Slap To Face Of Floridians

TALLAHASSEE – FloridaStrong Executive Director Charly Norton released the following statement on Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of SB 374:

“Gov. Scott claims to care about strengthening Florida’s economy, retaining young talent and creating jobs, yet rejected a bill that would have put an affordable college education in reach for more students. Scott could have signed a bipartisan bill that would have better prepared Floridians for the state workforce and given them the tools to start businesses here at home — yet chose politics over people yet again. This is a slap to the face for Floridians and a clear case of calculated political payback to the senate for bucking Scott and Speaker Corcoran’s secret special session backroom deal. We deserve better.”