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Gov. Beshear blasts Florida Gov. Scott over recruitment tactic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott over what he calls a "crude" effort to lure businesses to the Sunshine State.

Beshear on Monday sent a letter to Scott criticizing the Republican governor's attempt to get companies to relocate. He called the effort in "poor taste" and also said some of the information Scott sent to Kentucky businesses was misleading and false.

Scott has sent letters to business leaders in several states contending that they should book a "one way" ticket to Florida. He has argued that companies should take advantage of the state's tax structure.

Beshear in his letter says "my advice to you, as a fellow governor, is to focus on your state and its people, and I'll focus on my mine."


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