Governor Rick Scott to Missouri Business Leaders: Book a One-Way Ticket to Florida

As Missouri State Legislators prepare to debate the overturn of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a $700 million tax cut, Florida Governor Rick Scott sent letters to Missouri business leaders this week urging them to book a one-way ticket to Florida. Governor Scott is asking them to come to the Sunshine State to take advantage of Florida’s business-friendly environment. As part of the “One-way Campaign,” Governor Scott also sent letters to business owners from Massachusetts, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, California, Connecticut, New York and Maryland

Governor Scott said, “According to a ranking of business-friendly climate by the Tax Foundation, Missouri ranks 16th in the country while Florida is one of the top 5 performing states. And it’s unlikely to get better for Missouri, as we just saw Governor Nixon veto a $700 million tax cut for individuals and businesses. Bad news for Missouri.”

Read Governor Scott’s entire letter to the top Missouri business leaders.

Read the Florida vs. Missouri Business Climate Comparison.

Read the Florida vs. Missouri Education Report Card.


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