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Jerry Brown on Florida: Check your sinking land, humidity and bugs

Jerry Brown rips Florida's sinking land, humidity and bugs

Gov. Jerry Brown responds to Rick Scott's trip to the Golden State, where he is seeking to lure companies away from California.
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Gov. Jerry Brown responds to Rick Scott's trip to the Golden State, where he is seeking to lure companies away from California.

With Florida Gov. Rick Scott in California throwing jabs at the business climate in the state, Gov. Jerry Brown responded first with an economic argument, and then with a commentary on sinking land, tropical disease and bugs.

When asked why he had engaged with the Florida governor on Twitter, Brown said, “Why not?”

His spokesman Evan Westrup, Brown said, “has a lot of time on his hands.”

From his exchange with reporters on Monday:

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