Dec
19

Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing – Sun Sentinel

Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
Sun Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers to

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Dec
19

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not … – Tampabay.com


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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not
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The governor used those numbers to declare victory on a major platform plank, his 7-7-7 plan for jobs growth, in which he promised the state would add 700,000 jobs in seven years by implementing Scott’s seven-point economic plan. Never mind that in
Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised in 2010 MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Rick Scott insists he has met jobs promiseSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Scott Says Florida Has Reached His 2010 Jobs GoalWTXL ABC 27
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Dec
19

Gov. Rick Scott appoints transportation secretary – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott appoints transportation secretary
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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott chose Jim Boxold, a longtime capital insider, to be Florida’s next transportation secretary. Boxold, who since 2013 has been former Secretary Ananth Prasad’s chief of staff and director of legislative affairs, was one of
Gov. Rick Scott names new transportation secretaryTampabay.com
Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promisedPolitiFact
Gov. Rick Scott appoints Florida transporation secretaryBradenton Herald
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Dec
19

Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised in 2010 … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised in 2010
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Rick Scott is crowing that he has accomplished a goal he initially said could take seven years, despite the fact he isn’t even halfway to what he actually promised. Scott and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Friday that as of

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Dec
19

Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised – PolitiFact


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Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised
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Rick Scott is crowing that he has accomplished a goal he initially said could take seven years, despite the fact he isn’t even halfway to what he actually promised. Scott and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Friday that as of
Scott Says Florida Has Reached His 2010 Jobs GoalWTXL ABC 27
With a little historical rewrite, Scott declares victory on jobsPalm Beach Post (blog)
Florida’s Jobless Rate Drops in NovemberWCTV
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Dec
19

Rick Scott appoints Jim Boxold as FDOT secretary – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Rick Scott appoints Jim Boxold as FDOT secretary
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I am grateful for Secretary Prasad’s service and I am confident Jim is the best person to carry on his commitment to excellence in improving our state’s infrastructure in the years ahead,” Scott said in a statement. Boxold said in a statement, “It is

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Dec
19

Gov. Rick Scott names new transportation secretary – Tampabay.com

Gov. Rick Scott names new transportation secretary
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It’s the second time that Scott has named a top DOT official to replace the departing secretary. When Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos left in 2011, Scott chose Prasad, then a DOT assistant secretary, after a national search drew 46 applicants from all

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Dec
18

Rick Scott reacts to President Barack Obama’s Cuba announcement (video) – Tampabay.com (blog)

Rick Scott reacts to President Barack Obama’s Cuba announcement (video)
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Rick Scott reacts to President Barack Obama’s Cuba announcement (video). Times staff. Link; View all Articles. Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:12pm. My Edition. I want to see more articles tagged. I’m already following articles tagged. Gov. Scott speaks …

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Dec
18

Time set for Gov. Rick Scott’s swearing-in ceremony – Orlando Sentinel


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Time set for Gov. Rick Scott’s swearing-in ceremony
Orlando Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration program will start at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 6, with Scott getting sworn in at noon, the Republican Party of Florida said Thursday. The ceremony will take place on the east steps of the Old Capitol. Scott, who
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Scott campaign promise on schools getting pricierPalm Beach Post (blog)
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Dec
18

Rick Scott Is Still Spending Tons Of Taxpayer Cash Trying To Drug Test State … – Miami New Times (blog)

Rick Scott Is Still Spending Tons Of Taxpayer Cash Trying To Drug Test State
Miami New Times (blog)
Not for Scott. He’s latched onto a small loophole in that appeals court loss; the decision noted that, while the plan itself was unconstitutional, it might be legal for Scott to selectively test some employees in “safety-sensitive” positions. Scott has

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Dec
18

America Caving into ‘Tyrannical’ Cuba, Gov. Rick Scott Says – Patch.com


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America Caving into ‘Tyrannical’ Cuba, Gov. Rick Scott Says
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The governor is also unhappy about Obama’s move to trade prisoners for the release of American hostage Allen Gross. While he’s happy Gross is safely back on American soil after five years in captivity, Scott says a trade should never have been completed.
Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on CubaWPBF West Palm Beach
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Dec
18

Two More Members of Rick Scott’s Administration to Stay at Current Posts – Sunshine State News


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Two More Members of Rick Scott’s Administration to Stay at Current Posts
Sunshine State News
As Gov. Rick Scott prepares to start his second term, he will continue to draw on the services of two members of his administration who will stay at their current posts. Scott announced on Wednesday that Ken Detzner will remain as secretary of the
Detzner Re-Appointed As Florida’s Secretary Of StateCBS Local
Senate leader calls lottery ‘a pretty big numbers racket’Jacksonville Daily Record
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Dec
18

State Rep. Adkins calls on Gov. Rick Scott for state investigation of … – Florida Times-Union


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State Rep. Adkins calls on Gov. Rick Scott for state investigation of
Florida Times-Union
10 and was sent to Gov. Rick Scott last week. The Governor’s Office is reviewing Adkin’s request, spokeswoman Jeri Bustamante said Tuesday. John Keane, executive director of the Police and Fire Pension Fund, said “we have no response” to Adkins’ letter.
Rep. Janet Adkins wants pension fund investigatedWJXT Jacksonville

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Dec
17

Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on Cuba – WPBF West Palm Beach


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Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on Cuba
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Scott said that while he is pleased that American hostage Allen Gross was released, he cannot condone the trade that ensued, or Obama’s other actions. “It’s disappointing what President Obama has done, trading (Allen Gross) for spies that killed
Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisonersSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott: Obama ‘Giving in to a Tyrannical Government’ in CubaSunshine State News (blog)
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Dec
17

Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisoners – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisoners
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Echoing sentiments from other Republicans, Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governorm Carlos Lopez-Cantera issued statements condemning President Barack Obama for striking a deal with Cuba that lessens sanctions on the communist nation.
Rick Scott: Obama ‘Giving in to a Tyrannical Government’ in CubaSunshine State News (blog)
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Dec
17

Sh*t happened 12/17/14: Bush’s presidential bid, Rick Scott’s FDLE upset … – Creative Loafing Tampa


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Sh*t happened 12/17/14: Bush’s presidential bid, Rick Scott’s FDLE upset
Creative Loafing Tampa
Florida governor Rick Scott suddenly ousted the commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Everybody in the Scott administration is being crazy tight-lipped about the forced resignation, leading some liberal pundits to suspect the …

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Dec
17

Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second Term – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second TermSunshine State NewsGov. Rick Scott continues to flesh out his team for a second term, relying on familiar faces in his administration as he readies for the next four years. Scott announced on Tuesday he…

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