Up until Tuesday he wouldn’t answer much, but Governor Rick Scott is clear on one thing – jobs.
Scott will be in Clearwater Thursday celebrating the expansion of a General Electric plant that will add 250 new jobs to the area.
GE’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Clearwater is replacing a plant in the upstate New York town of Fort Edward that is expected to shut down sometime in early 2015.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, some workers there earned up to $29 an hour, which won’t be the case in Clearwater.
Reporters have asked Governor Scott repeatedly whether he supports increasing the minimum wage in Florida. His canned response was unwavering – he supports creating more jobs. Monday he finally answered the question – no.
The governor will be at the GE plant at 12:50 p.m.. It’s located at 1907 Calumet St. in Clearwater where he’ll likely continue his “Get to Work” message.