Gov. Rick Scott: Actions are legal in fight with prosecutor – News Talk Florida


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Gov. Rick Scott: Actions are legal in fight with prosecutor
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor is wrong in arguing that Florida’s governor violated the state constitution when he took away almost two dozen cases from her office after she announced she’d no longer seek the death penalty, Gov. Rick Scott and …

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Gov. Rick Scott faces jarring rebuke in legislative budget deal – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott faces jarring rebuke in legislative budget deal
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Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to reporters after a roundtable discussion with Tampa community leaders and business owners about the state of Enterprise Florida and its relation to Florida’s military and defense communities in March in Tampa
Florida Gov. Rick Scott powerless in his own party | OpinionSun Sentinel
Rick Scott demands full funding for tourism, developmentSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web adFlorida Politics (blog)
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Rick Scott’s demand for budget priorities leaves Carlos Trujillo unfazed – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott’s demand for budget priorities leaves Carlos Trujillo unfazed
Sunshine State News
House Appropriations Chairman Carlos Trujillo did not appear especially intimidated by Gov. Rick Scott’s tough talk on the state budget Thursday evening. That $200 million Scott seeks to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike, for example? Not likely. “That

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Of course Gov. Rick Scott is a speaker at the NRA annual convention – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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Of course Gov. Rick Scott is a speaker at the NRA annual convention
Orlando Weekly (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to do some old-fashioned, conservative gun-caressing this weekend at the NRA’s annual convention in Atlanta. The governor is a scheduled speaker along with other luminaries like Hank Williams Jr., a man who was once …

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Rick Scott, Pam Bondi hit back at Aramis Ayala in lawsuit – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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Rick Scott, Pam Bondi hit back at Aramis Ayala in lawsuit
Orlando Weekly (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott hit back at Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala in court this week, saying he did not violate Florida’s constitution when he removed Ayala from 23 murder cases after she said she wouldn’t pursue the death penalty during her term.
House to intervene in Supreme Court case between Rick Scott and state attorneyTampabay.com (blog)
Florida Supreme Court will allow State House Attorneys to support Rick Scott in case against Aramis AyalaOrlando Political Observer

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott powerless in his own party | Opinion – Sun Sentinel


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott powerless in his own party | Opinion
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FILE – In this Tuesday, March 7, 2017, file photo, Gov. Rick Scott makes the state of the state address to the joint session of the legislature in Tallahassee, Fla. State Attorney Aramis Ayala has fired a double-barreled response to Scott’s efforts
Rick Scott: Trump cares about environment, state lawmakers don’tTampabay.com (blog)
Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web adFlorida Politics (blog)
Legislature to governor: We’ve got a budget deal but you’re not going to like itMiami Herald
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Gov. Rick Scott, Pam Bondi fire back response to Aramis Ayala in court – Orlando Sentinel


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Gov. Rick Scott, Pam Bondi fire back response to Aramis Ayala in court
Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott fired back with a response this week to a lawsuit against him and State Attorney Brad King by Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who wants to be reinstated as the prosecutor in 23 death penalty cases from which she was removed.
Florida attorney general files motion supporting Gov. Scott’s claims against Aramis AyalaWFTV Orlando

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Does Legislature budget deal dare a Rick Scott veto? – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Does Legislature budget deal dare a Rick Scott veto?
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Rick Scott that the Legislature is on the brink of damaging the state economy, the House and Senate appeared ready to move forward with an $83 billion budget deal that would severely cut his two biggest priorities, Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida.
Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web adFlorida Politics (blog)
Florida Bill Would Give Foster Parents Free Park PassesU.S. News & World Report
Behind closed doors Florida legislators reach budget dealColumbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Rick Scott: Trump cares about environment, state lawmakers don’t – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Rick Scott: Trump cares about environment, state lawmakers don’t
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Scott wants the dike to be finished by 2022. “The politicians in Tallahassee are not including the $200 million in the state budget,” Scott said. “Think about that. Two hundred million dollars out of an $82 + billion budget. We should care about our
Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web adSaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Will Rick Scott ask Trump about reimbursing Palm Beach visit costs? – Palm Beach Post


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Will Rick Scott ask Trump about reimbursing Palm Beach visit costs?
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Governor Rick Scott, meeting with business officials in West Palm Beach Thursday, refused to say he will personally ask President Donald Trump to help Palm Beach County get reimbursed for the millions it has spent on security during the president’s

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It’s now up to Gov. Rick Scott if liquor will be sold in Florida grocery stores – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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It’s now up to Gov. Rick Scott if liquor will be sold in Florida grocery stores
Orlando Weekly (blog)
Owners of small liquor stores want Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure narrowly approved by the House that would allow retail giants to stock liquor on the shelves alongside groceries and other goods. The House on Wednesday voted 58-57 after spending …
Tear down that ‘liquor wall,’ lawmakers sayOrlando Sentinel
Liquor sales in Florida grocery stores one step closer as bill heads to Gov. Rick Scott’s deskFlorida Times-Union
Florida Lawmakers pass bill to tear down ‘liquor wall’ABC Action News
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Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web ad – Florida Politics (blog)


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Rick Scott calls proposed cuts to Visit Florida ‘irresponsible’ in new web ad
Florida Politics (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his push for money for Visit Florida, releasing a new digital ad hitting lawmakers over proposals to cut funding for the state’s tourism marketing agency. In the 60-second spot, released by Scott’s political committee Let

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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding
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Gov. Rick Scott has distributed a letter by Ben Watkins, director of the Division of Bond Finance, to the House and Senate budget chairmen, warning that cutting Visit Florida could damage the state’s credit rating. The letter, dated Tuesday, addressed

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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms – TBO.com


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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms
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TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers reached a tentative deal on an $83 billion budget Tuesday that could end the session on time but could put them on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. A day after a stalemate threatened to derail the legislative

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Analysis: Rick Scott helps Lake Okeechobee discharges plan – and himself – Naples Daily News


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Analysis: Rick Scott helps Lake Okeechobee discharges plan – and himself
Naples Daily News
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s unexpected announcement this week that he supports a southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges might have served a dual purpose: save the proposal and advance his own goals. The Republican governor …

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Chris King throws Frank Artiles resignation at Rick Scott – Orlando Political Observer


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Chris King throws Frank Artiles resignation at Rick Scott
Orlando Political Observer
Orlando Businessman and Gubernatorial Candidate Chris King says current Governor Rick Scott didn’t do enough to demand accountability from Miami Republican State Senator Frank Artiles prior to his resignation on Friday. Artiles made his decision …
Florida State Senator Frank Artiles resigns over fury from barroom insultsNaples Daily News
Democratic gubernatorial candidates call Frank Artiles’ resignation ‘right thing’SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Frank Artiles, Miami state senator, expected to resign after racist, profane remarksTampabay.com (blog)
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Analysis: Rick Scott helps Lake Okeechobee discharges plan – and himself – TCPalm


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Analysis: Rick Scott helps Lake Okeechobee discharges plan – and himself
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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s unexpected announcement this week that he supports a southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges might have served a dual purpose: save the proposal and advance his own goals. The Republican governor …

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