Tia Mitchell: Without bills in hand, Gov. Rick Scott can’t take budget action – St. Augustine Record


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Tia Mitchell: Without bills in hand, Gov. Rick Scott can’t take budget action
St. Augustine Record
Rick Scott and Republicans continue their all-out public feud over spending and legislative priorities (or as Corcoran puts it — a fight for the soul of the party).” Fineout went back and looked at how the budget was handled the previous six sessions

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Governor Rick Scott Signs Legislation To Cut $180 Million In Taxes For Floridians | – SpaceCoastDaily.com


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Governor Rick Scott Signs Legislation To Cut $180 Million In Taxes For Floridians |
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Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign this legislation today that cuts more than $180 million in taxes for Florida families and businesses. Since I’ve been in office, I’ve fought to cut taxes and reduce burdensome regulations to help boost Florida’s
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Rick Scott: Florida GDP continues to outpace national growth rate – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott: Florida GDP continues to outpace national growth rate
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Florida’s gross domestic product grew by 3 percent last year, outpacing both the national rate of 1.5 percent and the other large states, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. “This great news is further proof that our economy is booming and we must stay

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Gov. Scott cleared to sign death warrants again, experts say – Orlando Sentinel


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Gov. Scott cleared to sign death warrants again, experts say
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“Our office is currently reviewing the next steps in the process” of selecting a case and signing a death warrant, Scott spokeswoman Lauren Schenone said. Scott has signed death warrants for 23 prisoners, more than any other Florida governor since

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Rick Scott names John Tupps communications director – Florida Politics (blog)


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Rick Scott names John Tupps communications director
Florida Politics (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Tupps would be returning to the Governor’s Office as his communications director beginning June 5. He will replace Jackie Schutz Zeckman, who has been tapped to serve as Scott’s chief of staff. “John has …

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Attack On Florida’s First Black State Attorney Is A Threat To Our Political Power – Essence.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s Attack On Florida’s First Black State Attorney Is A Threat To Our Political Power
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This has been particularly acute in Florida, where Governor Rick Scott has spent his six years in office using every possible tool to disenfranchise Black communities. From illegally stripping voters from the registration lists to imposing restrictions

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Counterterrorism Was a Rick Scott Under-the-Radar Budget Priority – Sunshine State News


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Counterterrorism Was a Rick Scott Under-the-Radar Budget Priority
Sunshine State News
Whatever you say about Gov. Rick Scott, he can juggle and chew gum at the same time. Of course he’s laser-focused on jobs and the economy — they’re always going to come first. But he gets a lot of Floridians’ other priorities right, too — none more

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What are Floridians telling Rick Scott now about the schools bill? It’s mixed. – Miami Herald


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What are Floridians telling Rick Scott now about the schools bill? It’s mixed.
Miami Herald
Floridians continue to inundate Republican Gov. Rick Scott with input on whether he should sign or veto a controversial K-12 schools bill known as House Bill 7069. And the overall message is no longer decisive as it was less than a week ago — now that …
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Gov. Rick Scott vetoes ‘liquor wall’ repeal – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott vetoes ‘liquor wall’ repeal
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Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed the hotly-debated “liquor wall” bill that would have repealed a Prohibition-era law that prevents grocery stores from selling hard liquor. The governor offered a hint of his thinking a day earlier when, in response to a
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The hangover: Rick Scott vetoes ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ bill – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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The hangover: Rick Scott vetoes ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ bill
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Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a contentious bill that would have removed the ‘wall of separation’ between hard liquor and other goods. Scott filed his veto letter of the measure (SB 106) on Wednesday, his deadline to act on the bill. It would have removed
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Gov. Rick Scott vetoes ‘liquor wall’ bill – Orlando Sentinel


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Gov. Rick Scott vetoes ‘liquor wall’ bill
Orlando Sentinel
“I have heard concerns as to how this bill could affect many small businesses across Florida,” Scott wrote in his veto letter. “I was a small business owner and many locally owned businesses have told me how this bill will impact their families and
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Governor Rick Scott vetoes “Liquor Wall” bill – ABC Action News


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Governor Rick Scott vetoes “Liquor Wall” bill
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The liquor wall could come tumbling down letting grocery stores and big box retailers sell booze in the same space as other products. And while Governor Rick Scott faces the deadline to either sign or veto the bill, he admits this one is personal

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Gov. Rick Scott to ‘act in taxpayers’ best interest’ with state budget – Bradenton Herald


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Gov. Rick Scott to ‘act in taxpayers’ best interest’ with state budget
Bradenton Herald
Prior to stopping in Manatee County, Gov. Rick Scott said he spent three hours Wednesday morning reviewing the budget. While the governor has yet to formally receive the $82.4 billion state budget, Scott said his office has been reviewing the budget.
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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill giving $3.75 million to Barahona children – Palm Beach Post


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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill giving $3.75 million to Barahona children
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Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill giving Victor Barahona and his adopted siblings $3.75 million to rebuild their lives. Scott’s approval of the bill came as no surprise to those who pushed the Florida Department of Children & Families to compensate
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Time growing short for Rick Scott to decide ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ bill’s fate – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

Time growing short for Rick Scott to decide ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ bill’s fate
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
A history of alcoholism in Gov. Rick Scott’s family will inform his decision about whether to sign the “whiskey & Wheaties” bill, which would tear down the wall of separation between hard liquor and other goods. “I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on that

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Rick Scott signs claims bill for abuse survivor Victor Barahona – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott signs claims bill for abuse survivor Victor Barahona
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Gov. Rick Scott agreed the state needs to pay the remainder of a $5 million settlement to a boy found doused in chemicals while his twin decomposed in the back of their father’s pesticide truck. Scott signed the claims bill (SB 18) to pay Victor
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Boating Safety Bill, 15 Others – U.S. News & World Report

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Boating Safety Bill, 15 Others
U.S. News & World Report
Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that makes permanent reduced fees for boats equipped with emergency position indicating radio beacon or Personal Locator Beacons. The equipment is not required on boats. The legislation was spurred after two teenagers …

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