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Where’s the watchdog? Gov. Rick Scott plays politics by firing FDLE chief – Bradenton Herald


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Where’s the watchdog? Gov. Rick Scott plays politics by firing FDLE chief
Bradenton Herald
Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives his address after the swearing in for his second term as governor of Florida at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday Jan. 6, 2015. The inauguration took place in front of the Old Capitol. (AP Photo/Mark

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Scott spat with FDLE chief has roots in Orange County – Orlando Sentinel

Scott spat with FDLE chief has roots in Orange County
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One of the things Bailey said Scott wanted from him was to say that then-acting Orange Clerk of Court Colleen Reilly, was the target of an FDLE probe in 2013 over two killers’ use of forged papers from her office to walk out of prison. Reilly was

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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott … – Tampabay.com


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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott
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TALLAHASSEE — Ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner Gerald Bailey claims he resisted repeated efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to falsely name someone a target in a criminal case, hire political allies for state jobs …
Marc Caputo: In FDLE scandal and GOP vote, Gov. Rick Scott loses allies MiamiHerald.com
Crystal ball: Prognostications on the unfolding FDLE scandal engulfing the SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Crystal ball: Prognostications on the unfolding FDLE scandal engulfing the … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Crystal ball: Prognostications on the unfolding FDLE scandal engulfing the
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As if lying to the other members of the Florida Cabinet and circumventing the state constitution weren’t bad enough, Gov. Rick Scott’s troubles got worse over the weekend when ousted FDLE chief Gerald Bailey poured fuel on an already raging fire in …

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Marc Caputo: In FDLE scandal and GOP vote, Gov. Rick Scott loses allies … – MiamiHerald.com


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Marc Caputo: In FDLE scandal and GOP vote, Gov. Rick Scott loses allies
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Gov. Rick Scott has started losing allies and credibility midway through the first month of his second term. It all erupted in one politically disastrous week in which Scott: 1. Was publicly accused of being a liar by the former chief of the Florida
Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott Tampabay.com
Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott under fire for ‘shabby’ personnel decisionsBradenton Herald
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Ousted FDLE chief: Rick Scott staff made false claims, tried meddling in … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Ousted FDLE chief: Rick Scott staff made false claims, tried meddling in …MiamiHerald.com (blog)Ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey claims he resisted repeated efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to fal…

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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott … – MiamiHerald.com


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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott
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Ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey claims he resisted repeated efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to falsely name someone a target in a criminal case, hire political allies for state jobs and intercede
Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resignedTampabay.com
Gov. Rick Scott under fire for ‘shabby’ personnel decisionsBradenton Herald
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Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick
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The latest development in the removal of Gerald Bailey as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner is playing out on Facebook. Gov. Rick Scott’s office orchestrated Bailey’s departure and told the veteran lawman that Scott had the backing

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Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of FDLE commissioner followed months of tension … – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of FDLE commissioner followed months of tension
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TALLAHASSEE — A simmering behind-the-scenes battle involving allegations of political meddling by Gov. Rick Scott’s office erupted publicly Tuesday as the ousted director of Florida’s top law enforcement agency called Scott a liar for claiming he
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for technical centersSun Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott proposes bump to K-12 education fundingThe News-Press
Gov. Rick Scott changes answer, now says he forced out state’s law enforcement Naples Daily News

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Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned
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TAMPA — Amid controversy over his role in forcing out Florida’s top law enforcement official, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said Gerald Bailey’s departure was “the right thing for the organization.” …
Scott accuses former FDLE head of ‘petty attacks’Palm Beach Post (blog)
Cabinet Trifecta: Bondi shares misgivings about Bailey ousterBradenton Herald
Cabinet Backs Scott’s FDLE, DEP Leadership ChangesDaily Business Review (registration)
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Gov. Scott insists ex-FDLE head resigned; Bailey calls Scott a liar (w/video) – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Gov. Scott insists ex-FDLE head resigned; Bailey calls Scott a liar (w/video)
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Rick Scott and the Cabinet confirmed Rick Swearingen as the new commissioner of FDLE Tuesday, Scott repeatedly insisted to reporters that former commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned. Bailey immediately said Scott’s statement was a lie. “He resigned …

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Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of FDLE commissioner followed months of tension … – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of FDLE commissioner followed months of tension
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A simmering behind-the-scenes battle involving allegations of political meddling by Gov. Rick Scott’s office erupted publicly Tuesday as the ousted director of Florida’s top law enforcement agency called Scott a liar for claiming he resigned voluntarily.
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for technical centersSun Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott proposes bump to K-12 education fundingThe News-Press
Gov. Rick Scott changes answer, now says he forced out state’s law enforcement Naples Daily News
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Gov. Rick Scott proposes record high education spending in Florida – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott proposes record high education spending in Florida
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If adjusted for inflation, Scott’s proposed figure falls about $640 short of the high watermark, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index inflation calculator. Still, it was enough to win praise from some of the governor’s
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for technical centersSun Sentinel
Gov. Rick Scott’s ouster of FDLE commissioner followed months of tension MiamiHerald.com
Gov. Rick Scott proposes bump to K-12 education fundingThe News-Press
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Sh*t happened 12/17/14: Bush’s presidential bid, Rick Scott’s FDLE upset … – Creative Loafing Tampa


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Sh*t happened 12/17/14: Bush’s presidential bid, Rick Scott’s FDLE upset
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Florida governor Rick Scott suddenly ousted the commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Everybody in the Scott administration is being crazy tight-lipped about the forced resignation, leading some liberal pundits to suspect the …

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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
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Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a new term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced on an interim
Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resignBradenton Herald
Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leaderOrlando Sentinel

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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a second term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resignBradenton Herald
Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leaderOrlando Sentinel
Gerald Bailey out at FDLE; Rick Swearingen named interim CommissionerSaintPetersBlog (blog)

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