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Gov. Rick Scott’s squishy reply on raising the minimum wage – Orlando Sentinel (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott’s squishy reply on raising the minimum wage
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
You’ll notice it sort of suggests that Scott, a conservative Republican, opposes a mandatory wage hike (as expected). But it doesn’t definitively say that. (In fact, a colleague pointed out that, if you didn’t know Rick Scott, you could almost come
Outlining Rick Scott’s $74 billion budgetJacksonville Business Journal (blog)
Most of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed boost to education spending would Bradenton Herald
Scott pitches $74B budgetTampa Bay Business Journal (blog)
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Rick Scott adds commercial rental tax cut to legislative wish list – Jacksonville Business Journal

Rick Scott adds commercial rental tax cut to legislative wish listJacksonville Business JournalRick Scott, on the eve of unveiling his election-year budget recommendations, pitched a reduction in the sales tax on commercial rental property as his secon…

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Gov. Rick Scott seeks $100M cut in business rent taxes – Orlando Business Journal

Gov. Rick Scott seeks $100M cut in business rent taxes
Orlando Business Journal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Orlando on Tuesday to announce a proposed $100 million cut in the 6 percent statewide sales tax on business rents in the Sunshine State. The proposed tax cut is part of the governor’s 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut 

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Rick Scott wants $30 million for STEM training – Business Journal


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Rick Scott wants $30 million for STEM training
Business Journal
Workforce training in science and technology fields would get $30 million from Gov. Rick Scott in the latest snapshot of his upcoming legislative budget request. Scott, who is to roll out his entire 2014-15 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut” budget proposal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott commits $30 million for high-skill, high-wage job trainingBizPac Review
Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes $30 million for worker trainingBradenton Herald
Rick Scott Calls for $30 Million for Workforce TrainingSunshine State News (blog)
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Rick Scott proposes 10-day sales tax holiday – Business Journal (blog)

Rick Scott proposes 10-day sales tax holiday
Business Journal (blog)
Rick Scott is proposing to wrap Florida’s popular back-to-school sales-tax holiday around two weekends — more than triple its current length of time — as part of his re-election year proposal to cut taxes and fees by $500 million. Scott announced
Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes 10-day back-to-school sales tax holidayBizPac Review
Governor proposes 10-day tax holidayTampa Bay Newspapers
Scott Proposes Ten-Day Back-to-School Sales Tax HolidayWGCU News
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Gov. Rick Scott takes worker drug testing to supreme court – Business Journal (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott takes worker drug testing to supreme court
Business Journal (blog)
Arguing that Florida has an “overriding interest in a drug-free workforce,” Gov. Rick Scott has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of a drug-testing policy for tens of thousands of state employees. Lawyers for Scott filed a
The Buzz: Gov. Rick Scott takes drug testing fight to US Supreme CourtTampabay.com
Gov. Rick Scott should drop appeals for drug testingSun-Sentinel
Scott seeks high court review of drug testingTallahassee Democrat (blog)

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In far cry from 2011, Rick Scott proposes another boost in transportation spending – Tampabay.com (blog)


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In far cry from 2011, Rick Scott proposes another boost in transportation spending
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In a continued push to increase spending on transportation and risk his credentials with tea party conservatives, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday he is proposing $8.8 billion on “strategic transportation improvements” throughout the state. That’s a 2
Have a question? Don’t bother asking Florida Gov. Rick ScottBradenton Herald
Rick Scott looks to boost money for Florida roads, portsBusiness Journal
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Rick Scott looks to boost money for Florida roads, ports – Business Journal


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Rick Scott looks to boost money for Florida roads, ports
Business Journal
Rick Scott wants the legislature to allocate a record $8.8 billion for the Florida Department of Transportation budget in the coming year — with $2.6 million going for pier improvements at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Blount Island terminal. This
In far cry from 2011, Rick Scott proposes another boost in transportation spendingTampabay.com (blog)
Have a question? Don’t bother asking Florida Gov. Rick ScottBradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott wants spending boost for roads, ports, transportationTCPalm
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Rick Scott looks to calm nerves over common core – Business Journal (blog)


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Rick Scott looks to calm nerves over common core
Business Journal (blog)
Looking to calm a rising furor in the grass roots of his party, Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday that a state set of revisions to nationwide education standards will be unveiled next week. One day after a caucus of the Republican Party of Florida’s state 
Gov. Rick Scott says state, not Common Core, will control education standardsTampabay.com (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott hints at ‘Common Core’ alternative for FloridaOrlando Sentinel
Scott Looks To Calm Nerves Over Common CoreWBFS
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Scott grows war chest by $88000 a day – South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Scott grows war chest by $88000 a day
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Rick Scott eyes the 2014 governor race, he is raising money at a breakneck rate. Scott has raised an average of $88,000 per day since Aug. 1 or about $3,600 per hour, according to the Tampa Bay Times. That means Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” Committee

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