Florida Gov. Scott heads to California in his push to lure shipping jobs

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the road again in his quest to lure businesses from other states.

He's planning an April trip to California.

The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to shipping companies. Scott is urging them to shift their business to Florida after labor disputes in California ports.

Scott's letter takes shots at what he calls California Gov. Jerry Brown's "tax and spend administration."

During his inaugural address in January, Scott said he would visit several states in an effort to convince businesses to relocate.

A spokesman for Brown said it makes sense for Scott to visit California since its economy is accelerating and the state is creating jobs. Evan Westrup also said they hope Scott's stay is "enjoyable and educational."

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