DATE: April 20, 2012
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Brian Burgess, Communications Director
Executive Office of the Governor
RE: Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address
Attached please find Governor Rick Scott’s weekly radio address. Learn more about Governor Scott’s work to bring jobs to Florida by eliminating job-killing regulation, holding government accountable and making sure Florida has the best educated workforce.
Click here for the video version of the Weekly Radio Address.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Governor Scott’s press office at (850) 717-9282.
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Weekly Radio Address Friday, April 20, 2012
Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott.
This week, I signed legislation that increases funding to Florida schools by $1 billion. I would like to thank the Florida House and Senate for answering my call and putting Florida’s students first.
During my time as Governor, I have spoken with Floridians across the state. I quickly learned that the two issues that they care about the most are jobs and education. These two issues go hand-in-hand. Employers want to locate in states that have quality educational systems.
This historic increase in funding will ensure that Florida’s schools are in a position to educate our state’s future workforce. With this increased funding comes increased responsibility. It is important that we continue to hold Florida’s schools to a high standard. We must ensure that our educational system is held accountable to educate our children properly.
I am confident that continuing to invest in Florida’s schools will prepare our state to be the best place to live, work and play for years to come.
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