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Scott says Connecticut officials help his recruitment effort

Connecticut's governor and General Assembly have unintentionally helped Florida Gov. Rick Scott's effort to recruit out-of-state businesses by offering up state budgets that increase taxes, the Republican governor said Thursday. Scott has been actively encouraging companies from across the country to move to the Sunshine State and was scheduled to meet with Connecticut business leaders on Thursday and Friday. His state has also been running radio ads in Connecticut since the Democratic-controlled legislature passed a two-year, $40.3 billion budget that increases taxes by about $1.5 billion. The tax package, which is expected to be adjusted in the upcoming special legislative...