Passidomo: Opposed to gaming like Atlantic City.
Passidomo: Dog tracks and race tracks have been here since before any of us. People of Bonita Springs want to expand a facility that's been here since 1940 or something. I'm all for it.
Passidomo: We should enter into compact with Indians but we need to allow existing para-mutual facilities to operate.
How do you view the word compromise?
Passidomo on compromise: Not a dirty word. No bill looks like it did when it was filed.
Passidomo on compromise: compromise is a good thing
Hudson on compromise: Of all the bills passed -- 1 out of every 10 passes. 90% pass unanimously because they were good ideas.
Hudson on compromise: You have to stand by your principles. References John Adam.
Should Enterprise Florida continue to exist?
Hudson on Enterprise Florida: I voted against a bill to reform Enterprise Florida. Reform should actually be reform. The sponsor shouldn't sit on its board.
Hudson on Enterprise Florida: That bill lowered the rate of return from 5 to 1 to 3 to 1. Kudos to the Governor -- he put in independent watchdog. Within a couple of weeks found 6 mil to cut. It needs to be totally revamped.
Passidomo on Enterprise Florida: The concept is to incentivize businesses to expand in Fla. We just put dollars in a bucket without accountability. The bill my opponent voted against and I voted for it was an accountability bill.
So far: Hudson and Passidomo have two key differences on Enterprise Fla and health insurance
Passidomo on Enterprise Florida: We need to look globally at workforce education. It doesn't have to be money. But if you do give money, I would never give money to an idea but a product.
Hudson on Enterprise Florida: I do think the ratios matter. If you have a bill that's supposed to be reforming an otherwise broken system -- that's not really reform. That's why I voted against it. It ultimately passed.
Immigration -- will you require all employers to use E-Verify?
Passidomo: I think it's a good idea. Need to make sure we are not hiring illegal persons.
Hudson on E-Verify: I'm in support of E-Verify but we should also support what the local sheriff has done.
Hudson: Supports 287-g program.