St. Pete Times: Scott’s speech best forgotten

The St. Petersburg Times wasn’t impressed with Gov. Rick Scott’s speech: “The new governor fell far short of the inaugural tradition of inspiring all Floridians, regardless of political persuasion, to work together for a brighter future.”

It also criticizes his first executive order: “Scott issued one executive order that effectively halts all rulemaking in the governor’s agencies — all of it authorized by the Republican-led Legislature — until his office can review each rule change. And no state agency under his control can spend more than $1 million without the approval of his office. No word on whether counting paper clips is next. This is a recipe for government gridlock, which may please the special interests but will not benefit the public.”

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