Daytona Beach News-Journal: Gov. Scott’s missing the chance for an open discussion

EDITORIAL
BY PAT RICE, NEWS-JOURNAL EDITOR

Given the fiscal issues the state is facing, Florida Gov. Rick Scott may never be Mr. Popularity. That doesn’t appear to bother him in the least. But it should.

Scott’s effectiveness over the next 3 1/2 years will depend on his popular support. State legislators and local government officials are much more likely to cooperate with a popular governor. Scott’s popularity — or lack thereof — could even impact the fate of the eventual Republican nominee for president.

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