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Gov. Scott Tells Yale: Bring The Ivy League To Florida

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott before the Florida House.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants one of America's most prestigious universities to move its campus south to the Sunshine State.
Scott on Tuesday urged Yale University to ditch Connecticut and relocate its campus. The Republican explained that Connecticut legislators are considering a bill that would tax Yale's massive university endowment.

Scott said in a statement that Florida would "welcome a world-renowned university" and promised that the state wouldn't impose taxes on the endowment.

He also urged other businesses in Connecticut to consider moving to Florida.

But the Ivy League institution isn't planning to take up Scott's invitation.

Yale spokesman Tom Conroy says that while it's "wonderful to be recognized as an outstanding asset," it has been mutually beneficial for Yale to be located in Connecticut for 300 years.

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