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Gov. Scott to scale back inaugural events

Florida Gov. Rick Scott isn’t going to hold an inaugural ball before he’s sworn into a second term in office. There won’t be a parade either.

Scott and the Republican Party of Florida announced Wednesday that inauguration festivities would be scaled back. Scott’s ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 6.

The GOP incumbent plans to hold a “Jobs Jamboree” that will feature informal barbecues hosted by businesses in Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Pensacola. These will start in December.

Scott said in a statement he wants to host events across the state to highlight “our economic growth.”

Scott will participate in an inaugural prayer breakfast and he will hold a small reception at the governor’s mansion. First lady Ann Scott will also honor military families as well.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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