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Rick Scott touts budget priorities, highlights job growth in Jacksonville

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Gov. Rick Scott highlighted a Jacksonville confectioner’s jobs expansion Monday as he continued to push for his business tax cut priorities. Sweet Pete’s, a candy and chocolate manufacturer, opened in Jacksonville back in 2010 and recently expanded operations with 75 new jobs and the purchase of a 23,000-square-foot facility. “It is exciting to highlight their growth in Florida and across the nation with 75 new jobs just this year,” Scott said. “We want small businesses like Sweet Pete’s, who would directly benefit from our…

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