Jan
29

Cabinet members step up attacks on Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – MiamiHerald.com


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Cabinet members step up attacks on Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing
MiamiHerald.com
The raging controversy over Gov. Rick Scott’s removal of a respected law enforcement official escalated Wednesday as Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said he was “misled” by Scott’s office, and as a St. Petersburg lawyer formerly accused top state …
Gov. Rick Scott proposes cutting 1000 state positionsTallahassee.com
Pam Bondi throws Gov. Rick Scott’s staff under the bus for FDLE firing Orlando Weekly (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $5 billion Everglades planTampabay.com
Bradenton Herald -News 13 Orlando
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Jan
29

Gov. Rick Scott proposes cutting 1000 state positions – Tallahassee.com


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Gov. Rick Scott proposes cutting 1000 state positions
Tallahassee.com
Gov. Rick Scott is recommending the elimination of more than 1,000 state-worker positions as part of his budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The governor’s $77-billion proposed budget, which he unveiled Wednesday during the Associated Press’ annual …
Cabinet members step up attacks on Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firingMiamiHerald.com
Pam Bondi throws Gov. Rick Scott’s staff under the bus for FDLE firing Orlando Weekly (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $5 billion Everglades planTampabay.com
Bradenton Herald -News 13 Orlando
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Jan
28

Rick Scott say he’s meeting Amendment 1 but full breakdown lacking – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott say he’s meeting Amendment 1 but full breakdown lacking
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott said Wednesday he is requesting $82 million next year in environmental spending above what is required by Amendment 1, the water and land conservation initiative approved by voters in November. Scott on Wednesday issued his $77 billion …
Debate heats up over Amendment 1 fundsTallahassee.com

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Jan
28

Rick Scott hears superintendents’ testing concerns – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Rick Scott hears superintendents’ testing concerns
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The meeting gave the superintendents a chance to express their concerns about the state’s new tests. The issues aren’t new: The superintendents want to see a temporary freeze on school grades, elimination of end-of-course exams for each subject and …

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Jan
28

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s prison budget fails to include money to investigate … – Bradenton Herald


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s prison budget fails to include money to investigate
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — After years of slashing funding for Florida’s state prison system, Gov. Rick Scott released a proposed budget Wednesday that would inject $51.2 million in new spending into the troubled agency but fails to provide any new resources to …
Scott’s prison budget fails to include money to investigate record high inmate Tampabay.com

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Jan
28

Update: No raises or bonuses for state workers in Scott budget – Tallahassee.com

Tallahassee.comUpdate: No raises or bonuses for state workers in Scott budgetTallahassee.com10:55 a.m. update. Gov. Rick Scott said this morning there are no raises or performance bonuses for state employees in his $77-billion budget for the 2015/2016 …

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Jan
28

Governor Rick Scott unveiled his new $77 billion budget – NBC2 News

Governor Rick Scott unveiled his new $77 billion budget
NBC2 News
Governor Rick Scott unveiled his new 77-billion dollar state budget Wednesday. It includes investing millions this year into Florida’s waterways. One plan would divert water releases from Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott has been criticized in the past

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Jan
28

Rick Scott Proposes Tax Cuts for Cell Phones, Cable, and Textbooks – Miami New Times (blog)

Rick Scott Proposes Tax Cuts for Cell Phones, Cable, and TextbooksMiami New Times (blog)Rick Scott unveiled his proposed budget today, and it contains $673 million in tax cuts at a time when the state is sitting on a $1 billion surplus. Interestingly, …

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Jan
28

Adam Putnam, others criticize Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – Tampabay.com (blog)

Adam Putnam, others criticize Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firingTampabay.com (blog)Top state officials in both political parties leveled harsh new criticism at Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday for his decision to oust the longtime Florida Department of Law E…

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Jan
28

Florida Governor Rick Scott unveiled 2015-2016 budget – NBC2 News

Florida Governor Rick Scott unveiled 2015-2016 budget
NBC2 News
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Governor Rick Scott announced what his budget for 2015-2016 will be under the banner of “Keep Florida Working” which will include tax cuts and directs money for education and protecting Florida’s water. Governor Scott said, “To the …

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Jan
28

Updates: Gov. Scott releases details of 2015 budget – Florida Today

Florida TodayUpdates: Gov. Scott releases details of 2015 budgetFlorida TodayUpdate, 12:00 p.m.: Florida Gov. Rick Scott this morning released details of his proposed $77 billion budget. The budget includes a 3.6 percent reduction in taxes on cell, cab…

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Jan
28

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s budget cuts taxes by $673 million, positions by 1353 – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s budget cuts taxes by $673 million, positions by 1353
Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget Wednesday that spends nearly most of a $1 billion surplus on tax cuts and an increase in education spending, but leaves many unmet needs by cutting 1.2 percent of the state workforce. “It’s a

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Jan
28

Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget – Orlando Sentinel

Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
Orlando Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state’s troubled prisons system. Many of the key …

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Jan
28

Rick Scott’s budget slashes $673 million in taxes, cuts 1353 positions – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Rick Scott’s budget slashes $673 million in taxes, cuts 1353 positions
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget Wednesday that spends nearly most of a $1 billion surplus on tax cuts and an increase in education spending, but leaves many unmet needs by cutting 1.2 percent of the state workforce. “It’s a

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Jan
28

Gov. Rick Scott appoints four to West Orange Healthcare DistrictPosted 7 hours … – West Orange Times

Gov. Rick Scott appoints four to West Orange Healthcare DistrictPosted 7 hours …West Orange TimesGov. Rick Scott announced three appointments and one reappointment to the West Orange Healthcare District. Norma Sutton, 68, of Windermere, is a retired …

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Jan
28

Gov. Rick Scott proposes $150 million for Everglades – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott proposes $150 million for Everglades
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Standing outside a Miami airboat attraction with some of the state’s top environmentalists and a caged panther named Harley, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday proposed spending $150 million in his next budget on Everglades restoration and habitat preservation.

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Jan
28

Rick Scott pledges billions for the Everglades – Jacksonville Business Journal (blog)

Rick Scott pledges billions for the Everglades
Jacksonville Business Journal (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott has announced that $5 billion will go towards preserving the Everglades over the next two decades. Drawing a parallel between the health of the environment and the health of Florida’s economy, Scott emphasized the importance of

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