Mar
03

Rick Scott: Average Floridian pays $1800 in state taxes, lowest in country – PolitiFact


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Rick Scott: Average Floridian pays $1800 in state taxes, lowest in country
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We are absolutely the best melting pot in the world. Housing prices are up. And taxes are down,” Scott said. “We have cut taxes more than 40 times in the last four years. We have no personal income tax and the average person only pays about $1,800 in

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03

Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State offers achievements, plan for cutting … – ABC Action News


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Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State offers achievements, plan for cutting
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Rick Scott addressed the joint assembly today for his first State of the State address since his re-election. He offered a bit of a history lesson, a list of achievements, and his outlook for the future. Watch the video above for a few highlights from

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Mar
03

Governor Rick Scott’s 2015 State of the State Address – WTVY, Dothan


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Governor Rick Scott’s 2015 State of the State Address
WTVY, Dothan
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Gardiner, Speaker Crisafulli and distinguished members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Commissioner …

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Mar
03

UNCUT: Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address – WJXT Jacksonville

UNCUT: Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address
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As the 2015 Florida legislative session opened Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott delivers his annual State of the State speech outlining his priorities for the year. Comments. The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By

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Mar
03

Rick Scott calls proposed per pupil spending ‘historic’ – PolitiFact

Rick Scott calls proposed per pupil spending ‘historic’
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That’s a change from Scott’s first year in office, when he recommended the Legislature slash $3.3 billion out of the education budget as Florida’s budget floundered during the recession. (They eventually cut $1.3 billion.) He has since reversed course, …

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Mar
03

Session openers: Rick Scott touts enviro spending, Steve Crisafulli warns … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Session openers: Rick Scott touts enviro spending, Steve Crisafulli warns
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
House and Senate leaders touted water policy during opening speeches of the legislative session while Gov. Rick Scott again said he’s proposing more than required under Amendment 1. And House Speaker Steve Crisafulli warned that he’s reluctant to …
House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, DifferencesCBS Local
Gardiner says Senate will push envelope on health care debateMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Central Florida leaders take Legislature’s helmOrlando Sentinel
Daily Commercial
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Mar
03

Activists unveil liberal agenda to counter Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s – Bradenton Herald

Activists unveil liberal agenda to counter Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s
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Pointing to inequality and “self-delusion” by Gov. Rick Scott after his State of the State address Tuesday, a group of liberal activists called Awake the State outlined their proposals for the legislative session. “We’re here to unveil a bold

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Mar
03

As problems persist, 2 Florida state senators call on Gov. Rick Scott to … – Bradenton Herald


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As problems persist, 2 Florida state senators call on Gov. Rick Scott to
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TALLAHASSEE — Two South Florida Democratic state senators are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to suspend the state’s standardized testing now underway. Sen. Dwight Bullard and Sen. Jeff Clemens sent a letter to Scott on Tuesday. The legislators called the …
Two Democratic senators urge Gov. Rick Scott to suspend Florida testingTampabay.com (blog)
Some school districts forced to suspend FSA testing because of server issuesWFTV Orlando
Volusia suspends computer-based testingWKMG Orlando

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Mar
03

Gov. Rick Scott gives upbeat State of the State address – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott gives upbeat State of the State address
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TALLAHASSEE — The 2015 session of the Legislature opened Tuesday with an upbeat State of the State speech from Gov. Rick Scott, who described a Florida where “everything is possible.” Addressing all 160 lawmakers in the House chamber in the …
Gov. Rick Scott delivers upbeat State of the State addressTampabay.com
Gov. Scott’s State of the State kicks off Florida legislative sessionBay News 9
Gov. Rick Scott highlights Florida’s history as he talks of its futureLocal 10
First Coast News -Orlando Sentinel
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03

Gov. Scott’s State of the State kicks off Florida legislative session – Bay News 9


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Gov. Scott’s State of the State kicks off Florida legislative session
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Florida’s annual legislative session officially got underway Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott delivering his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature. The governor called for hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of tax cuts
Gov. Rick Scott delivers upbeat State of the State addressTampabay.com
Gov. Rick Scott gives State of the State speechWTSP 10 News
Rick Scott: Average Floridian pays $1800 in state taxes, lowest in countryPolitiFact

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03

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers State of the State address – WKMG Orlando

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers State of the State address
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House Speaker Steve Crisafulli opened up the session on Tuesday morning. Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to give his annual “State of the State” speech around 11 a.m.. Legislators are expected to tackle a number of issues over the next several weeks, …

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Mar
02

Excerpts from Rick Scott’s State of the State – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Excerpts from Rick Scott’s State of the State
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Tomorrow, Gov. Rick Scott will address both chambers of the Legislature with his priorities for the coming session. Here are a few excerpts from the speech: · Certainly, we all have our own ideas, and we debate with vigor. But I do believe it is

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Mar
02

Bousquet: Some advice for Gov. Rick Scott’s fifth State of the State speech – Tampabay.com

Bousquet: Some advice for Gov. Rick Scott’s fifth State of the State speech
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Scott also could show a more human side, a sense of humor so often lacking in his public persona. (“You might have heard or read that I was in Philadelphia recently trying to recruit jobs. Going to Pennsylvania in February. Right. Not my greatest idea.

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Mar
02

High Stakes for Rick Scott, Florida Cabinet as Legislative Session Begins – Sunshine State News

High Stakes for Rick Scott, Florida Cabinet as Legislative Session BeginsSunshine State NewsThe chattering class might be talking about a relatively slow legislative session kicking off on Tuesday but the stakes are high for Rick Scott and the three of…

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Mar
02

Gov. Rick Scott awards Lee, Collier schools $6.8 million – The News-Press


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Gov. Rick Scott awards Lee, Collier schools $6.8 million
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Gov. Rick Scott awarded a total of $4.2 million on Monday morning to 51 Lee County schools that qualified based on student achievement. Schools that receive an “A” grade or improve at least one performance grade category are eligible for school …
Gov. Rick Scott announces incentive funding in Lee County, stateNaples Daily News
Gov. Scott presents Lee County Public Schools with $4.2 millionNaples Herald
Gov. Scott presents Lee County Schools $4.2 millionWink News

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Mar
02

Gov. Rick Scott announces incentive funding in Lee County, state – Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsGov. Rick Scott announces incentive funding in Lee County, stateNaples Daily NewsChildren from Harns Marsh Elementary in Lehigh Acres listen to Gov. Rick Scott during a press conference Monday. Melhor Marie Leonor/ Staff. Copyright 201…

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Mar
02

Rick Scott looks to Legislature on campaign promises on taxes, education … – Tampabay.com

Rick Scott looks to Legislature on campaign promises on taxes, education …Tampabay.comRick Scott won a second term with a slew of promises to constituents about cutting taxes, spending more on education and improving the environment. In recent weeks,…

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