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Cabinet members step up attacks on Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – Tampabay.com


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Cabinet members step up attacks on Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing
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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 a St. Petersburg lawyer formally accused top state officials of Sunshine Law violations.
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Adam Putnam, others criticize Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – Tampabay.com (blog)

Adam Putnam, others criticize Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firingTampabay.com (blog)Top state officials in both political parties leveled harsh new criticism at Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday for his decision to oust the longtime Florida Department of Law E…

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Gov. Rick Scott promises to work with possible FDLE investigation, somehow we … – Orlando Weekly


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Gov. Rick Scott promises to work with possible FDLE investigation, somehow we
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We’re not going to read too deeply into the political machinations behind the biggest scandal to befall Gov. Rick Scott since, well, he stole all of your Medicare money. Because even if Scott’s cabinet – starring Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater

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Gov. Rick Scott barely addresses FDLE controversy at Orlando event – WESH Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott barely addresses FDLE controversy at Orlando event
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“After that he decided to make attacks. It’s unfair to the individuals who work at FDLE who do a great job,” Scott said. “It’s unfair to the new commissioner, Rick Swearingen, who will also do a good job.” Perhaps the most serious allegation is that

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Calls for FDLE investigations grow as Gov. Rick Scott continues to avoid questions – MiamiHerald.com


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Calls for FDLE investigations grow as Gov. Rick Scott continues to avoid questions
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TALLAHASSEE As Gov. Rick Scott on Friday continued to brush off questions about allegations of political meddling made by the state’s former top law enforcement officer, pressure mounted elsewhere in Florida to get answers. A Land O’Lakes man filed a …
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Two Cabinet Members Want an Independent Investigation of Rick Scott’s FDLE Miami New Times (blog)
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Calls for FDLE investigations grow as Gov. Rick Scott continues to avoid questions – Tampabay.com


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Calls for FDLE investigations grow as Gov. Rick Scott continues to avoid questions
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TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Rick Scott on Friday continued to brush off questions about allegations of political meddling made by the state’s former top law enforcement officer, pressure mounted elsewhere in Florida to get answers.
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Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe – Orlando Sentinel


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Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe
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Scott was at the Conductive Education Center of Orlando to announce that his proposed budget will include an $8 million boost for the Agency for Persons With Disabilities. The money would be aimed at ending waiting lists for people seeking to enroll in
Gov. Rick Scott says he would cooperate in FDLE probeWKMG Orlando
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Gov. Rick Scott wants to stop taxing textbooks, expand Bright Futures – WJXT Jacksonville


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Gov. Rick Scott wants to stop taxing textbooks, expand Bright Futures
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Scott on Thursday also said that he wants legislators to set $23.5 million to expand Florida’s popular Bright Futures college scholarship program so it will cover summer classes. The program, which is paid from the sales of lottery tickets, provides
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FDLE scandal, airport parking, lottery winners and more – Orlando Sentinel


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FDLE scandal, airport parking, lottery winners and more
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Rick Scott’s fellow Cabinet members finally threatening to take on the governor and investigate his scandal. Good. But before we offer an ovation, let’s see what actually happens — because these guys tend to be heavier on bluster than substance. Rick

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Romano: If Rick Scott gets away with this, Florida is in trouble – Tampabay.com


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Romano: If Rick Scott gets away with this, Florida is in trouble
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Political shenanigans: Bailey told Tampa Bay Times reporter Steve Bousquet that the governor’s office tried to manipulate investigations to fit its political agenda, which gives the appearance that the FDLE leader was pushed aside so Scott could

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Florida Cabinet turns up heat on Rick Scott in FDLE scandal – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Florida Cabinet turns up heat on Rick Scott in FDLE scandal
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Cabinet members are turning up the heat on Gov. Rick Scott over the botched removal of a top state police official, with Attorney General Pam Bondi raising “serious questions” about Scott’s conduct. Bondi on Wednesday became …

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In Tampa, Rick Scott feels the heat as the Gerald Bailey controversy grows – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)In Tampa, Rick Scott feels the heat as the Gerald Bailey controversy growsSaintPetersBlog (blog)As more calls for an independent investigation regarding the sacking of former FDLE chief Gerald Bailey grow, Rick Scott tried to stay…

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Say what? Rick Scott responds to Cabinet concerns about ousting FDLE … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

Say what? Rick Scott responds to Cabinet concerns about ousting FDLE
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There being the Governor’s Office and its inexplicable courses of action as it struggles through the start of Rick Scott’s second term. What I say to these politicos is, yes, Scott Chief of Staff Melissa Sellers is under fire from all quarters, but

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Former FDLE commissioner comes out of the forced-to-resign-by-Rick Scott closet – Orlando Weekly


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Former FDLE commissioner comes out of the forced-to-resign-by-Rick Scott closet
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Rick Scott’s tenure turn into the folly it was always predicted to become. Not that it really matters – Scott is our Godfather for the next four years, thanks to a disinterested electorate’s November slumber – but if the first few weeks of Scott’s

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Rick Scott’s FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe – Orlando Sentinel


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Rick Scott’s FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
Orlando Sentinel
And that, my friends, is a big deal … and why Scott now has a full-fledged scandal on his hands. For those who missed it, the former head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement — 35-year-veteran Gerald Bailey — has started spilling the beans.

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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater breaks with Gov. Rick Scott, wants new search for … – MiamiHerald.com


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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater breaks with Gov. Rick Scott, wants new search for
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Scott went on to say the Cabinet could begin a search for a new FDLE commissioner, however, he added, “I would not support any change to Commissioner Rick Swearingen’s current position during this time in order to avoid unnecessary turmoil.”.

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Purge alert: After FDLE firing, Rick Scott targets insurance, finance and tax … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Purge alert: After FDLE firing, Rick Scott targets insurance, finance and tax
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Gov. Rick Scott answered CFO Jeff Atwater’s call to review the recent appointment of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner — and he then went a step further by saying he wants “new leadership at the Office of Insurance Regulation, the …

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