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Gov. Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of FDLE head Gerald Bailey – WESH Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of FDLE head Gerald Bailey
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Questions have been raised about Scott’s decision to force out Gerald Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bailey said he was pushed out after resisting potentially unethical requests from the Scott

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Rick Scott Embroiled In Scandal At Start Of Second Term – Huffington Post


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Rick Scott Embroiled In Scandal At Start Of Second Term
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TAMPA, Fla., Feb 5 (Reuters) – Republican Governor Rick Scott, off to a rocky start in his second term in office, faced an extraordinary meeting on Thursday with Florida’s Cabinet in which he admitted botching the ouster of the state’s top police
Gov. Rick Scott says FDLE scandal could have been handled betterBay News 9
Gov. Rick Scott on FDLE controversy: ‘I could have handled it better’Tampabay.com
Scott apologizes over firing of FDLE chiefSarasota Herald-Tribune
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Gov. Rick Scott says FDLE scandal could have been handled better – Bay News 9


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Gov. Rick Scott says FDLE scandal could have been handled better
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Rick Scott said he “could have done a better job” in his handling of the removal of the former head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That removal has led to an ongoing scandal that is threatening to tarnish his remaining time in office
Gov. Rick Scott on FDLE controversy: ‘I could have handled it better’Tampabay.com
Gov. Rick Scott Calls Claims of Impropriety ‘Untrue’New York Times
Scott apologizes over firing of FDLE chiefSarasota Herald-Tribune
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Gov. Rick Scott at Cabinet meeting: ‘I take responsibility’ – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott at Cabinet meeting: ‘I take responsibility’
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Good morning. I want to start the meeting by discussing the departure of Jerry Bailey. While I wanted to bring in new leadership at FDLE as we transitioned into a second term in office, it is clear, in hindsight, that I could have handled it better

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Gov. Rick Scott at Cabinet meeting: ‘The buck stops here, and that means I … – Tampabay.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott at Cabinet meeting: ‘The buck stops here, and that means I
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Good morning. I want to start the meeting by discussing the departure of Jerry Bailey. While I wanted to bring in new leadership at FDLE as we transitioned into a second term in office, it is clear, in hindsight, that I could have handled it better

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Bousquet: Don’t expect FDLE fireworks from Scott, Cabinet at state fair – Tampabay.com


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Bousquet: Don’t expect FDLE fireworks from Scott, Cabinet at state fair
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Trash Rick Scott in front of her Tampa peeps? Don’t bet on it. The loquacious Atwater is never at a loss for words, but he’s not the type to rip Scott’s lungs out in a public forum. That leaves Putnam, the shrewdest member of the Gang of Three, who has

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Sarasota attorney suing Gov. Rick Scott about FDLE appointment – WFLA

Sarasota attorney suing Gov. Rick Scott about FDLE appointment
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A Sarasota attorney is suing Gov. Rick Scott over the controversial resignation of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner Gerald Bailey. The lawsuit argues Scott illegally hired a replacement. Scott announced Bailey’s resignation in …

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Gov. Rick Scott’s new version of FDLE ouster called ‘absolutely untrue’ by … – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s new version of FDLE ouster called ‘absolutely untrue’ by
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Scott’s press office claimed for the first time that on the day he was ousted, Bailey was asked to work out a transition with his successor at FDLE, Rick Swearingen. Bailey said no such request was made and that Scott’s office again was not telling the

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s new version of firing of FDLE director called ‘not true’ – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s new version of firing of FDLE director called ‘not true’
Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott issued a new one-sentence account Monday of Gerald Bailey’s ouster from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that Bailey called “not true.” Bailey also provided fresh details of what happened on Dec. 16 when a visit from Scott’s

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Scott Disputes That FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster – CBS Local


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Scott Disputes That FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster
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Rick Scott’s office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December. The latest salvo from the governor’s office followed critical …

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Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, Adam Hollingsworth of … – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, Adam Hollingsworth of
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Rick Scott. Scott indicated to the media that Bailey resigned voluntarily, prompting the former leader of the state’s top law enforcement agency to temporarily break his code of silence. Bailey’s account of his falling-out with the governor has had

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Gov. Rick Scott’s office contradicts Pam Bondi’s comments about FDLE – Tampabay.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott’s office contradicts Pam Bondi’s comments about FDLE
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Rick Scott’s office is now contradicting Attorney General Pam Bondi’s assertions that staff, not the governor himself, were behind the forced resignation of the top Florida Department of Law Enforcement official. The statement came in the form of an

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Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, aides of politicizing agency – Florida Times-Union


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Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, aides of politicizing agency
Florida Times-Union
Rick Scott. Scott indicated to the media that Bailey resigned voluntarily, prompting the former leader of the state’s top law enforcement agency to temporarily break his code of silence. Bailey’s account of his falling-out with the governor has had
Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie MeggsSunshine State News
Gov. Scott visits FGCU, responds to FDLE scandalWink News
Gov. Scott Hopes For An Early SpringCBS Local
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Gov. Rick Scott proposes cutting 1000 state positions – Florida Today


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Gov. Rick Scott proposes cutting 1000 state positions
Florida Today
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
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Cabinet members step up attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – Bradenton Herald


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Cabinet members step up attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — 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 …

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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
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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 firingTampabay.com
Pam Bondi throws Gov. Rick Scott’s staff under the bus for FDLE firing Orlando Weekly (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott Wants To Cut More State JobsFCIR
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