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Why C. Fla.’s $11.9M turkeys may be safe from Gov. Rick Scott’s scalpel – Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Why C. Fla.’s $11.9M turkeys may be safe from Gov. Rick Scott’s scalpel
Orlando Business Journal (blog)
… which was a $50 million project in 2013 that was vetoed. The bottom line is the next 24 hours could pump millions of dollars into the local economy with new projects, including those with a bigger impact on the overall region — or not. It all

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PortMiami tunnel in last stages of testing – South Florida Business Journal


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PortMiami tunnel in last stages of testing
South Florida Business Journal
Rick Scott, but it won’t officially open for traffic for a few more days, officials said. RELATED CONTENT: Year in Review: PortMiami tunnel sees light of day. Noted by the likes of President Barack Obama as a prominent example of infrastructure
Gov. Scott Attends Dedication Ceremony For PortMiami TunnelCBS Local
Funding flows to Florida’s portsFlorida Today
Officials: Port of Miami Tunnel to open this monthBradenton Herald

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Fate of Expressway Authority boils down to Gov. Rick Scott – Orlando Business Journal

Fate of Expressway Authority boils down to Gov. Rick Scott
Orlando Business Journal
Fate of Expressway Authority boils down to Gov. Rick Scott. rick scott billboard. Enlarge Photo. Gov. Rick Scott has not said publicly said whether he would sign Senate Bill 230, which would merge Central Florida’s toll-road agencies into a regional

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott to veto bill to increase speed limit on highways – Local 10


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott to veto bill to increase speed limit on highways
Local 10
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will veto a bill that would increase the speed limit on Florida highways from 70 to 75 mph. Scott said Tuesday that he will “stand with law enforcement” who urged him to veto the legislation that narrowly passed the
GOP (McLaughlin) poll: Rick Scott 42%, Crist 38%MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a dozen education bills into state lawTampabay.com (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott says he will veto speed limit increase billWESH Orlando
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Gov. Rick Scott approves nine-day tax-free hurricane supplies holiday – Orlando Business Journal


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Gov. Rick Scott approves nine-day tax-free hurricane supplies holiday
Orlando Business Journal
Kicking off the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando on May 12, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a wide-ranging tax cut package that authorizes three separate sales tax holidays. The bill includes a nine-day sales tax holiday for hurricane …
Scott creates three sales tax holidaysTampa Bay Business Journal (blog)
Scott Signs Tax Cut Package Rolling Back Car Registration Fees and Offering 2 FlaglerLive.com
Hurricane preparednessWEAR

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Scott to approve 3 sales tax holidays – South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Scott to approve 3 sales tax holidays
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill that would create three sales tax holidays this year. The governor will sign the bill Monday during a visit to the annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference. The measure (HB 5601) includes a nine-day sales tax holiday

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Gov. Rick Scott to sign tax-free hurricane shopping bill today – News 13 Orlando


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Gov. Rick Scott to sign tax-free hurricane shopping bill today
News 13 Orlando
Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill into law that would let you get all the hurricane supplies you need without paying taxes. The tax-free holiday would run from May 31 through June 8. “If you start early — as soon as the season starts before the
Scott to approve 3 sales tax holidaysSouth Florida Business Journal (blog)
Fla. Gov. Scott to approve 3 sales tax holidaysSacramento Bee
Gov. Scott to approve 3 sales tax holidaysWJXT Jacksonville
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Trump slams Gov. Scott on Twitter – South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Trump slams Gov. Scott on Twitter
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Outspoken billionaire Donald Trump tweeted yesterday criticizing Scott and his office’s ongoing negotiation with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over their gambling agreement with the state, WTSP said. Trump first tweeted: “Thought Scott“>@ FLGovScott
Donald Trump tweets dissatisfaction with Rick Scott’s negotiation with Sunshine State News
Gov. Scott, Seminole Tribe have not made gambling dealNews 13 Orlando
Donald Trump criticizes Gov. Scott on TwitterFirst Coast News
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Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll back medical marijuana bill – South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll back medical marijuana bill
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott surprised supporters by saying that he will sign the bill if it passes the Senate. More than 125,000 people suffer from severe epilepsy in Florida and the bill authorizes doctors to order low-THC cannabis for use by patients suffering

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Scott appoints Bay area man to head troubled DCF – Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)

Tampabay.comScott appoints Bay area man to head troubled DCFTampa Bay Business Journal (blog)Scott appoints Bay area man to head troubled DCF. 104198229(1). Enlarge Photo. Dmitriy Shironosov. Staff Tampa Bay Business Journal. Gov. Rick Scott appointed …

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Scott wants state inspection of veterans’ hospitals – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Scott wants state inspection of veterans’ hospitals
Tampa Bay Business Journal
In a letter to Elizabeth Dudek, secretary of AHCA, Scott referred to media report, including reports in the Tampa Tribune, about poor treatment of veterans in the Sunshine Veterans Integrated Service Network hospitals in Florida and the deaths of five

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Florida military veterans bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott – Business Journal

Florida military veterans bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott
Business Journal
The bill provides in-state tuition to veterans, and allows businesses to give hiring preferences to veterans. “The Florida Chamber has long-championed the passage of the Florida GI Bill, and the reasons are simple,” said Stan Connelly, President and

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Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay a job growth leader – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay a job growth leader
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Gov. Rick Scott awarded Titan Metal Service in Tampa with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award on Friday, given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities in Florida. Alexis Muellner: Editor- Tampa Bay Business Journal

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Gov. Rick Scott announces increase in cancer research funding in Jacksonville – Business Journal


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Gov. Rick Scott announces increase in cancer research funding in Jacksonville
Business Journal
Rick Scott‘s proposed budget includes a $30 million increase in cancer-related funding, Scott said Tuesday during an appearance at University of Florida Health Jacksonville. His budget includes $60 million for existing Florida cancer centers such as
Gov. Rick Scott heralds $80M cancer research investmentFirst Coast News
Scott seeks $80 million to fight cancerWJXT Jacksonville
Rick Scott Showcases Funds to Fight CancerSunshine State News (blog)
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Rick Scott: Florida needs to attract more businesses – Business Journal

Rick Scott: Florida needs to attract more businesses
Business Journal
The record-breaking tourism numbers Florida has seen in the past year are important, Gov. Rick Scott said during his State of the State address Tuesday, but he’d like the state to bring in more businesses as well as visitors. Scott said that cutting

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Rick Scott weighs in on Enterprise Florida’s spending. Kind of. – Orlando Business Journal (blog)

Rick Scott weighs in on Enterprise Florida’s spending. Kind of.
Orlando Business Journal (blog)
Rick Scott sick the chief inspector on Enterprise Florida? We asked the governor’s office and got a response. But it didn’t answer the question, in which basically I was seeking a plain old yes or no. Scott’s spokesman John Tupps said only that the

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Gov. Scott’s position on gambling debate still cloudy – Orlando Business Journal (blog)


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Gov. Scott’s position on gambling debate still cloudy
Orlando Business Journal (blog)
Rick Scott‘s position on expanding gambling throughout the state isn’t easy to pin down. I decided to find out his stance because the Florida Senate Committee on Gaming recently filed three new bills that would expand gambling throughout the state with 
Fla. Senate Proposes New Casinos, Slot MachinesCBS Local
Forget Vegas: Florida Senate Wants You to Gamble in State’s BackyardsFlaglerLive.com

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