Watch here: Media avail with Rick Scott

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Gov. Rick Scott travels to six counties in north Florida to listen to the concerns of elected leaders and businesses in rural areas. In this avail with reporters afterward, Scott said he is committed to working with counties on a dispute over Medicaid billing and most importantly, wants to increase job opportunities for people in rural areas, as well as the rest of the state. Scott also talks about the state’s battle with the federal government over Florida’s effort to remove ineligible voters from state voter rolls. The U.S. Department has ordered the state to stop the effort. Florida will offer its response to the Justice Department this week.

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