Gov. Rick Scott touts new hiring at Comcast during jobs tour in South Florida

Gov. Rick Scott touts new hiring at Comcast during jobs tour in South Florida


HIALEAH, I’M MICHAEL SEIDEN, LOCAL10 NEWS.>>Janine: GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ON ANOTHER JOBS TOUR IN SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY TOUTING MAJOR NEW HIRING AT COMCAST. OUR SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER MICHAEL PUTNEY SPOKE WITH THE GOVERNOR ONE ON ONE.>>Michael: CREATE A BUNCH OF NEW JOBS.>>WITH US BRINGING MORE THAN 600 NEW JOBS TO MIRAMAR.>>Michael: AND THE GOVERNOR IS SURE TO SHOW UP.>>I TRAVEL THE SEDATE EVERY DAY, AND TELL YOU THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS GIVE PEOPLE A JOB.>>Michael: GOV SCOUS AS YOU KNOW IS THE JOBS GOVERNOR AND HE CAME HERE TO MIRAMAR TO SALUTE COMCAST FOR HIRING 600 NEW WORKERS, BUT THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS THE OUTLOOK FOR JOBS IN THE STATE IS NOT SO ROSY. THE FLORIDA CHAMBER SAYS FLORIDA FAILED TO CREATE 60,000 JOBS LAST YEAR AND IS ON TRACK TO LOSE 54,000 THIS YEAR.>>A SPIRAL OF PROMISED PROFITS AND WASTED MONEY. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA.>>Michael: THIS NEW AD PAID FOR BY THE CONSERVATIVE KOCH BROTHERS OPPOSED GIVING $84 MILLION TO ENTERPRISE FLORIDA, WHICH THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS, THE HOUSE SPEAKER CALLS IT CORPORATE WELFARE.>>I’M GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING THIS SESSION. WE HAVE WITH ABOUT FOUR WEEKS LEFT THIS SESSION AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR MORE JOBS IN OUR STATE.>>Michael: EXTENDING TEMPORARY PROTECTED STAT TO US THOUSANDS OF HAITIANS HERE IS YET ANOTHER BIG ISSUE FACING THE GOVERNOR.>>SHOULD TPS BE EXTENDED FOR HAITIANS WHO ARE HERE PROTECTED NOW BY TPS?>>I KNOW — AS YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE ISSUES ARE FEDERAL ISSUES.>>Michael: CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP MADE BIG PROMISES TO HAITIANS WHEN HE CAMPAIGNED IN-MILE.>>YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT HERE. YOU’RE FRIENDS WITH HIM. IF YOU SAID, MR. PRESIDENT, PLEASE EXTEND TPS FOR THE HAITIANS MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.>>I’M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A WELCOMING STATE FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS.>>Michael: THE GOVERNOR NOT TAKING A FIRM STAND EITHER WAY. MICHAEL PUTNEY, LOCAL10 NEWS.>>Janine: AND THE GOVERNOR WAS SCHEDULED TO MEET THIS AFTERNOON WITH T HAITIAN-AMERICAN

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