Scott gets lay of the land in future digsby Dara Kam | November 9th, 2010
Gov.-elect Rick Scott scoped out the Capitol today for the first time since his election one week ago, meeting with Gov. Charlie Crist and House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon and staying on message about “getting the state back to work.”
A tight-lipped Scott took few questions from reporters after meeting briefly with Cannon, R-Orlando, and Crist, who said he and his successor had “a great talk.”
“First thing he said was follow your heart, which makes all the sense in the world to me,” Scott told reporters during a brief photo op with Crist.
Scott said he has no problem with a bill lawmakers plan to override during a special session Tuesday that takes power away from the executive branch agencies’ ability to promulgate rules.
“I don’t think anybody’s trying to go after my power. They’re following through on things they believe in,” Scott said.
And the governor-elect said he has no plans to ask lawmakers to include an Arizona-like immigration reform bill during their one-day special session next week.
Instead, he launched into his campaign refrain about creating jobs.
“The reason I won the election is over one issue and that’s getting the state back to work. My whole goal in the things I’m going to focus on when I take office is how are we going to get the state back to work,” Scott said before meeting with Cannon.
Cannon and Scott faced reporters for less than two minutes before Scott dashed out of the Capitol.
Cannon said he is excited to work with Scott because “his vision and mine are very similar.”
Scott again stayed on message.
“We both have the same goal. We’re going to get the state back to work. I was only elected for one reason. That’s jobs. We have the exact same agenda. We’re going to do everything we can to work on growing employment in this state. We’re going to work together well,” Scott said.