Dec
17

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


Creative Loafing Tampa
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


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Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second Term
Sunshine State News
Gov. 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 was keeping Ken Lawson as secretary of the Department of Business
Gov. Scott names leaders at DMS and DBPRMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Ken Lawson remains with DPBR for Gov. Scott’s second termSaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Dec
17

Gov. Rick Scott forces top state law enforcement official to resign – Bradenton Herald

Gov. Rick Scott forces top state law enforcement official to resign
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a new term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced …

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Dec
17

Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – MiamiHerald.com


Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
MiamiHerald.com
Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a new term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced on an interim
Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resignBradenton Herald
Scott Appoints Rick Swearingen as Interim Commissioner of FDLEWCTV
Bailey Replaced As FDLE CommissionerSpaceCoastDaily.com

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Dec
17

Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
Tampabay.com
Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced on an interim basis without explanation by Rick Swearingen, director of the Capitol Police. Bailey’s resignation followed a mid-morning visit to FDLE headquarters by Scott’s general counsel
Gov. Scott shakes up FDLE, forces Bailey to resignMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Top official of Fla. state police is replacedTBO.com (blog)
Gerald Bailey out at FDLE; Rick Swearingen named interim CommissionerSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Bradenton Herald
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Dec
16

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

Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Adkins calls on Gov. Rick Scott for state investigation of …Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Janet Adkins asked the governor to launch a state investigation into the practices of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fun…

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Dec
16

Rick Scott Showcases Decline in Juvenile Delinquency – Sunshine State News (blog)

WTXL ABC 27Rick Scott Showcases Decline in Juvenile DelinquencySunshine State News (blog)Rick Scott announced on Tuesday that juvenile arrests continued to drop in Florida, with a reduction of 8 percent in 2013-14. A new report from the state Departmen…

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Dec
16

Rick Scott Keeps John Armstrong as Surgeon General, in Charge of DOH – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott Keeps John Armstrong as Surgeon General, in Charge of DOH
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that Dr. John Armstrong, his hand-picked surgeon general and secretary of the Department of Health (DOH), will stay on in his administration for at least another year. “As a medical professional and expert in public
Gov. Scott Taps Armstrong Again As State Surgeon GeneralWFSU
Armstrong reappointed; still state surgeon generalOcala
John Armstrong re-appointed as Department of Health SecretarySaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Dec
15

Rick Scott: Higher General Revenue Shows Florida’s Economy is Coming Back … – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott: Higher General Revenue Shows Florida’s Economy is Coming Back
Sunshine State News (blog)
The Revenue Estimating Conference released a report on Monday showing Florida’s general revenue is up $296 million while next year the general revenue will be almost $332 million higher than expected forecasts. Gov. Rick Scott said the increased …
A fresh forecast for Florida’s revenue expected todayPalm Beach Post (blog)

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Dec
15

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans – TBO.com

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans
TBO.com
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary forecasts

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Dec
15

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary

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Dec
15

What will Florida’s new DEP secretary bring to the job? – Ocala

What will Florida’s new DEP secretary bring to the job?
Ocala
Jon Steverson, Gov. Rick Scott’s choice as Department of Environmental Protection secretary, has been an outspoken director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District during his brief tenure there. Whether he will impress environmentalists with

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Dec
14

Gov. Rick Scott is visiting New York City on business recruitment trip – Local 10

Local 10Gov. Rick Scott is visiting New York City on business recruitment tripLocal 10Florida Gov. Rick Scott is visiting New York City to try to recruit businesses and jobs to his state. A spokeswoman said Scott was scheduled to arrive Sunday. His sch…

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Dec
14

Gov. Scott’s failed promise of transparency – Sun Sentinel


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Gov. Scott’s failed promise of transparency
Sun Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott has some explainin’ to do. For more than a year, he claimed he didn’t violate Florida’s public records law by using his private Gmail account for public business as alleged in a lawsuit. It turns out he was mistaken. Scott’s lawyers
Florida Gov. Scott visits New York City on recruitment tripBellingham Herald
Jones wants to boost state corrections’ community outreachWPEC
Taxpayers will pay prison chief twiceTBO.com
NorthEscambia.com
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Dec
13

Rick Scott under investigation for using private email account when conducting … – Florida Flambeau

Rick Scott under investigation for using private email account when conducting …Florida FlambeauAfter a decision by a Tallahassee judge Monday, changes may come to a public records lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott. At a hearing in his chambers, Leon C…

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Dec
12

Circuit Judge Diana Moreland to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott in bid for … – Bradenton Herald

Circuit Judge Diana Moreland to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott in bid for
Bradenton Herald
Moreland, 53, will be there to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, possibly making her one interview away from her dream job. She is one of four finalists in contention for two available seats in the Second District Court of Appeals. “Now I’m just

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Dec
12

Florida Gov. Rick Scott using creative math as he pledges tax cut – Sun Sentinel


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott using creative math as he pledges tax cut
Sun Sentinel
You might have heard Gov. Rick Scott’s pledge to cut $1 billion in taxes over the next two years and thought, “Great! What’s in it for me?” For most Floridians, the best-case answer would be, “Not much.” The worst-case answer would be, “Actually, you
Gov. Rick Scott gives day after Christmas as extra paid holiday to state workersWPTV.com
Florida Gov. Gives Extra Paid Holiday To State WorkersCBS Local
Scott gives workers extra day off during holidaysTampabay.com (blog)

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