STATEMENT: Gillum Says Scott’s Budget Trying to Cover Up 7 Years of Failed Policies

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum released the following statement today:

 

“As Governor Scott closes out his second term and prepares to run for Senate, he’s desperately trying to cover up seven years of failed policies. No 11th hour budget proposal can cover up the facts that nearly half of our state’s households report struggling to make ends meet and many of our rural counties have lost jobs since 2007. Budgets reflect our values, and for seven years we’ve seen just what the Governor’s values are: cuts on top of cuts to programs that are critical for working families. As Governor, I’m going to put working families first from Day One with higher wages, paying teachers what they are worth, and expanding access to affordable health care.”

 

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Read the statement online.

 

For background information:

 

The State of Florida’s Chief Economist gave a presentation on Monday that 36 counties in the state have lost jobs since 2007.

 

Nearly half of the state’s households struggle to make ends meet.

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