Bob Duff

Republicans Say Democrats Should Listen To What Florida Governor Says About Connecticut

Republicans Say Democrats Should Listen To What Florida Governor Says About Connecticut

Facing criticism from Democrats, Republican legislators defended their attendance at a briefing by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came to Fairfield County Monday to recruit Connecticut businesses to move to his state.

"Stop putting your head in the sand. Look up. Look at the reality of where we are," Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton said Tuesday. "Pay attention to what other states are doing that are successful at it."

During a stop in Norwalk Monday, Scott encouraged businesses to "give up" on Connecticut and come to Florida, which has no state income tax and consistently ranks ahead of Connecticut in a number of business and economic surveys. After...

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