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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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Feb
27

Rick Scott challenges Legislature to help him keep his promises – PolitiFact

PolitiFactRick Scott challenges Legislature to help him keep his promisesPolitiFactRick 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, Scot…

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Feb
10

Scott recaps environment budget without mention of Amendment 1 – Orlando Sentinel


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Scott recaps environment budget without mention of Amendment 1
Orlando Sentinel
Amendment 1 watchdogs at the gathering said they appreciate the governor’s growing focus on land, water and wildlife, but fear Scott and lawmakers will hijack Amendment 1, using it not for buying environmental lands but for existing obligations.

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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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Dec
11

Yes, Rick Scott, jobs lure folks to Florida but so does the weather – MiamiHerald.com (blog)


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Yes, Rick Scott, jobs lure folks to Florida but so does the weather
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Coming off fresh from his “jobs jamboree” pit stops around the state to celebrate his re-election, Gov. Rick Scott talked up the Sunshine State’s reputation for jobs during a gaggle with reporters after the Dec. 9 Cabinet meeting. “The labor force is
Gov. Rick Scott names new environment secretaryOrlando Sentinel
Jobs, Education, Tax Cuts Top Priorities In Gov. Rick Scott’s Second TermWLRN
Gov. Rick Scott names new chief to run Florida’s troubled prison systemCorrections.com
WTVY, Dothan -CBS Local -Palm Beach Post (blog)
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Dec
11

Gov. Rick Scott names new environment secretary – Orlando Sentinel


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Gov. Rick Scott names new environment secretary
Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday names Jonathan P. Steverson as the new Department of Environmental Protection secr. Herschel Vinyard is out at Florida DEP: replacement is Jon Steverson. Gov. Rick Scott’s second-term chief for environmental regulation is …
Rick Scott says jobs bring people to Florida but mostly it’s weatherTampabay.com (blog)
Scott names outsider to run Florida’s troubled prison systemMiamiHerald.com
Jobs, Education, Tax Cuts Top Priorities In Gov. Rick Scott’s Second TermWLRN
WTVY, Dothan -WTSP 10 News
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Dec
06

Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott should build smart new team for second term – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comEditorial: Gov. Rick Scott should build smart new team for second termTampabay.comProtecting the environment and children; investing in transportation; incarcerating and rehabilitating criminals. On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Scott promi…

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Nov
06

Editorial: Rick Scott wins re-election by moving toward center – Tampabay.com


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Editorial: Rick Scott wins re-election by moving toward center
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Rick Scott narrowly won re-election Tuesday by convincing voters he has Florida’s economy on track and has moderated his positions in areas such as education and the environment. In his second term, the governor should continue to build on the more …
Why Rick Scott WonWall Street Journal
How Rick Scott won reelection as Florida governorMiamiHerald.com
Rick Scott Defeats Charlie Crist In Florida Governor’s RaceHuffington Post
Florida Today -Mother Jones
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Oct
29

Has Rick Scott invested in $350 million to combat sea level rise? Not really … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Has Rick Scott invested in $350 million to combat sea level rise? Not really
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Rick Scott why he was “reluctant to believe the overwhelming majority of scientists who say that man contributes to climate change.” Instead of answering the question directly, Scott claimed that he had already taken action to protect the environment

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Oct
19

Gov. Rick Scott and the environment, a case of dramatic change – Tampabay.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott and the environment, a case of dramatic change
Tampabay.com (blog)
But Scott’s first term was focused less on tough regulation and more on helping businesses get what they want and avoid penalties for wrongdoing. Former employees say Scott made wrenching, drastic changes in the agency that’s supposed to protect the …

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Oct
10

Ron Littlepage: Rick Scott loves the Koch brothers. The environment? Not so … – Florida Times-Union

Ron Littlepage: Rick Scott loves the Koch brothers. The environment? Not so
Florida Times-Union
If he were, he wouldn’t hang out with the likes of Big Sugar corporate heads and the Koch brothers. And he wouldn’t have done away with the Department of Community Affairs as he did in 2011. That basically ended state oversight of growth management.

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Aug
31

Scott touts strides in education, economy, environment – WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 NewsScott touts strides in education, economy, environmentWTSP 10 NewsMelbourne, FL (Florida Today) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott took credit for helping turn the state around in his four years in office, while also taking jabs at his Democratic o…

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Aug
29

NextGen says Rick Scott trying to “hide from” donation – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

NextGen says Rick Scott trying to “hide from” donation
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
“The Collier family, owners of the company that leased their land for oil exploration to the drillers that threatened drinking water for seven million Floridians,” stated the narrator in the TV ad. “Rick Scott took $200,000 from them and now he is
PolitiFact | A misleading ad by NextGen Climate against Florida Gov. Rick ScottBradenton Herald
Scott touts strides in education, economy, environmentFlorida Today
Commentary: Scott’s policies belie recent push on environmental issuesPalm Beach Post

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Aug
17

Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change – Sun-Sentinel


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Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change
Sun-Sentinel
Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida’s environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment. Not wanting to be seen on the wrong side of an
NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutesPolitiFact
Group blames Rick Scott for Duke Energy advanced feesSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Truth-O-Meter tackles NextGen’s oil drilling attack on ScottMiamiHerald.com (blog)
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Aug
15

NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutes – PolitiFact


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NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutes
PolitiFact
California billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate group unleashed an ad that accuses Gov. Rick Scott of being cozy with a polluter. “A dangerous new type of oil drilling near the Everglades threatened drinking water for 7 million Floridians,” states
Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate changeSun-Sentinel
Scott, Crist camps trade charges over utility legislationWTSP 10 News
Finding the truth in negative campaign ads in Florida’s governor’s raceMiamiHerald.com
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Aug
12

Just in time for the election, Rick Scott discovers the environment – MSNBC


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Just in time for the election, Rick Scott discovers the environment
MSNBC
After four years in office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has decided he cares about the environment. In fact, the Republican governor unveiled a new policy – his “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” plan – intended to expand investment in Everglades
Bousquet: As Gov. Rick Scott goes ‘green,’ skeptics see redTampabay.com
Diane Roberts: Governor wants voters to believe he’s ‘born-again Green’SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Aug
11

Rick Scott and the environment – Sun-Sentinel

Rick Scott and the environmentSun-SentinelThe Sun Sentinel welcomes civil dialogue about our stories; you must register with the site to participate. We filter comments for language and adherence to our Terms of Service, but not for factual accuracy. B…

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