TALLAHASSE (CBSMiami/AP) — With the 2014 regular legislative in the books, Republican legislators gave Gov. Rick Scott much of what he wanted as he prepares for an expensive and lengthy re-election fight against likely Democratic nominee and former Gov. Charlie Crist.
“We are cognizant it’s an election year,” said House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel. “We are the same party. We want him to win. We wanted to help jump start him coming in to the campaign season and I think we have done that.”
Polls have consistently shown Scott’s job approval rating under 50 percent and some have even shown that a majority of Florida voters don’t want him to be re-elected.
When Scott opened up this year’s session in March, he bypassed contentious issues such as expanding Medicaid or opening the door to Las Vegas casinos.
Instead he asked he them to cut taxes and rollback auto registration…
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