Gov Scott Tries To Poach Jobs From Kentucky

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to another state led by a Democratic governor as part of his push to lure jobs to the Sunshine State.

Scott announced Monday that he will be traveling to Kentucky in September for a domestic economic development mission. During his inaugural address in January, Scott said he would visit several states in an effort to persuade businesses to relocate.

Scott in a statement contended that Florida’s business climate is better than the one in Kentucky. He said that Kentucky has “pro-union big government” policies that hinder business development. He said he plans to meet with business owners in that state during his visit.

Scott’s trips so far have been only to states run by Democratic governors. His previous trips this year include stops in Pennsylvania, California and Connecticut.