Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec
31

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s first year: Learning to listen, changing his tone – POLL – Naples Daily News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's first year: Learning to listen, changing his tone – POLLNaples Daily NewsRick Scott told a group of teachers he was ready to listen. He was being sued by their union and, under his leadership, the Legislature had slashed s…

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Dec
31

On the heels of a contract extension for football coach Jimbo Fisher, FSU … – Tallahassee.com

On the heels of a contract extension for football coach Jimbo Fisher, FSU …Tallahassee.comRick Scott.- 12:41 am • OK, Zing! fans, brace yourselves. We're going all-sports today. By Ira Schoffel After Florida State stumbled through the first hal…

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Dec
31

Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs agency gives itself good grades – Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott's jobs agency gives itself good gradesOrlando SentinelThe report also comes at a delicate time for Scott's jobs agenda. Florida is spending $93 million this fiscal year on tax-incentives to businesses and Gov. Rick Scott is aski…

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Dec
31

Budget mess marks past 12 months for Keys schools – KeysNet

Budget mess marks past 12 months for Keys schoolsKeysNetRick Scott appointed Jesus Jara, then the School District's chief operations officer, as superintendent. The Monroe County School District learned in 2011 to live with a lot less, cutting more…

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Dec
31

Proffitt: Save Sarasota Memorial – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Proffitt: Save Sarasota MemorialSarasota Herald-TribuneRick Scott, that's who. Scott made his very considerable fortune buying or creating private hospitals and understandably feels very kindly toward them. A biography of Scott taken from the Inter…

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Dec
31

Roundup of the Future: 12 Stories to Watch in 2012 – WCTV

Roundup of the Future: 12 Stories to Watch in 2012WCTVRick Scott is starting to talk to anyone who will listen about the need for Florida taxpayers to get more for their money from the state university system and about the prospects for turning the uni…

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Dec
31

Randolphs are Orlando’s liberal power couple – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelRandolphs are Orlando's liberal power coupleOrlando SentinelRick Scott. They are Scott and Susannah Randolph, Central Florida's progressive power couple. Each one, individually, is as much a force in Florida politics as a Democr…

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Dec
30

Embraer to build aircraft in Jacksonville – WJXT Jacksonville

First Coast NewsEmbraer to build aircraft in JacksonvilleWJXT JacksonvilleRick Scott returned from an economic development trip to Brazil, the Pentagon signed off on a deal for the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer build their Super Tucano light …

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Dec
30

Daily News staff’s choices for Top 10 local news stories of 2011 – Naples Daily News

Daily News staff's choices for Top 10 local news stories of 2011Naples Daily NewsTristan Spinski/Staff Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott delivers his acceptance speech for winning the Florida primary election in front of a crowd of supp…

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Dec
30

Rick Scott’s first year – WJHG-TV

Rick Scott's first yearWJHG-TVThis coming Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of Governor Rick Scott's inauguration. His first year in office has been fraught with controversy and change, and ends with only 26% of Floridians approving of t…

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Dec
30

Scott Wagers Key Lime Pie on Gators in Gator Bowl – Sunshine State News (blog)

Scott Wagers Key Lime Pie on Gators in Gator BowlSunshine State News (blog)Gov. Rick Scott is once again putting up a key lime pie in support of a Florida team. Scott has announced, via Twitter, that he has bet Ohio Gov. John Kasich a pie on UF, which …

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Dec
30

Get ready to bundle up; first hard feeze expected Monday – Tallahassee.com

Get ready to bundle up; first hard feeze expected MondayTallahassee.comRick Scott.- 12:41 am • Anyone else notice the last names of the wanted people in Crime Stoppers on Christmas Day?… By Doug Blackburn If you've got a fireplace, it's tim…

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Dec
30

Economic development for Florida in 2012 – Historic City News

Economic development for Florida in 2012Historic City NewsWhen Florida's Governor Rick Scott came through St Augustine and Palm Coast earlier this year, he spoke to area business leaders and elected officials about his agenda — calling for the me…

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Dec
30

Scott celebrates return home – Brandon Sun

Scott celebrates return homeBrandon Sun(TIM SMITH/BRANDON SUN) Dalhousie Tigers coach Rick Scott had a successful debut in Brandon as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport head coach on Thursday. The Souris native and his Tigers women's volleyball team …

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Dec
30

Voters should decide whether public hospitals can levy taxes, Scott panel says – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Voters should decide whether public hospitals can levy taxes, Scott panel saysSarasota Herald-TribuneRick Scott is set to recommend. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is a public institution supported by tax dollars. SMH officials have expressed concerns that…

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Dec
30

Rick Scott: Florida’s 2011 Man for All Reasons – Sunshine State News

Palm Beach PostRick Scott: Florida's 2011 Man for All ReasonsSunshine State NewsFew governors have come to office facing such a crisis of confidence as Florida's Rick Scott. Scott strode into a hostile state capital in January amid two major hu…

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Dec
30

Duties change for Scott’s top aides – Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Duties change for Scott's top aidesTallahassee Democrat (blog)Rick Scott. The governor's office announced Thursday that Bonnie Hazleton will become director of open government next week. She has been the ombudsman for the Department of Environm…

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