FCIR Associate Director Trevor Aaronson appeared on NBC 2 in Fort Myers Thursday to discuss a new Republican Party of Florida television ad that says Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators should be credited for recent job growth in the Sunshine State.

In the news segment, Aaronson summarized the findings of Contributing Editor Tristram Korten’s January investigation — “Rick Scott Takes Credit for Jobs, Economic Growth — But Data Shows Wages Fell for Working Poor, Poverty Still Widespread” — which found that there’s no evidence Scott’s policies are responsible for any of the new jobs in Florida over the past year.