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Gov. Scott visits Pensacola to honor 14 Escambia Co. schools
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Florida Governor Rick Scott is in Pensacola this weekend.
The governor arrived Friday afternoon visiting Brown Barge Middle School to honor 14 schools in Escambia County for their achievements on the FCAT.
The district was presented with a check for more than $750,000.
That recognition money goes to the "A" schools and is typically divided up among the faculty and staff.
Governor Scott also talked about his biggest concerns for the current legislative session.
He wants to get more money for education and create a better business environment in the state.
"Only 4.3 percent of our jobs in our state are manufacturing jobs, that's way below the national average. One of the reasons is we have a sales tax that other states don't have. So we put our companies, when they think about investing here, at a disadvantage. We need more manufacturing jobs in our state," said Gov. Scott.
Govenor Scott stayed the night in Pensacola with plans to attend a fundraiser Saturday.