Fla. Gov. Rick Scott delivers State of the State Address

On the first day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivered his third State of the State Address at the Florida State Capitol Tuesday.

After thanking a number of elected officials and his family for being there, the governor began his remarks:

This is now the third time I have addressed you to report on the state of the Great State of Florida; and, after two years of hard work, this update can be summed up in two words: It’s working.

Two years ago, we met together facing crippling debt, record-high unemployment and a downward spiral of job losses.

Today, because of the tireless work of the men and women in this room, our businesses are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, and our unemployment rate is nearly down to the national average; and we aren’t stopping there.

It’s working.

Two years ago, we knew we had been called here to make the difficult choices to help Florida families get back to work.

Together, we faced these challenges head on.

We cut taxes…

Read Gov. Scott’s entire State of the State Address here.

See the video of Gov. Scott’s remarks on the Florida Channel here.

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