GOP Governors Talk ‘Disruptive Change’ With Vice President-Elect

(CN) – Republican governors meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Orlando, Florida, on Monday said Donald Trump’s victory gives them a chance to a push for “disruptive change” on a number of fronts.

The governors are in Orlando for the annual Republican Governors Association conference. Their host, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he and his counterparts will seek sweeping changes in education, Medicaid and transportation programs that will give them more direct control in these areas.

For his part, the vice president-elect reiterated Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and to revised Medicaid funding so that state governments can tailor it as they see fit to meet their residents’ needs.

Pence also spoke at length on the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure, and Trump’s plan to secure the nation’s borders and pass an immigration reform package.

In all, 30 Republican governors are expected to attend this week’s conference at a resort hotel near Disney World.

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