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Gov. Rick Scott orders prison reforms similar to those proposed by lawmakers – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott orders prison reforms similar to those proposed by lawmakers
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TALLAHASSEE — After months of silence as Florida’s prison system came under fierce legislative criticism, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday issued an executive order requiring the head of the Florida Department of Corrections to make several changes to the …
Gov. Rick Scott issues executive order to reduce beatings, corruptionOrlando Sentinel
Governor Rick Scott Issues Executive Order Reforming Florida PrisonsWCTV
Gov. Rick Scott reforms prisons with executive orderSunshine State News
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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott’s Florida-shaped salt-water pool – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott’s Florida-shaped salt-water pool
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Gov. Rick Scott’s “unwritten rule” banning certain words in his administration did not stop with the term “climate change.” In addition, Scott also prohibited the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from using the terms “global warming

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Under Rick Scott, Florida Environment Officials Said to be Barred From Saying … – Newsweek


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Under Rick Scott, Florida Environment Officials Said to be Barred From Saying
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Officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been barred from using the phrases “climate change” and “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports since shortly after Governor Rick Scott came into office in
Gov. Rick Scott denies state workers were told not to refer to ‘global warming Tampabay.com
Floridas Gov. Rick Scott denies muzzling global warming talkPolitico
Rick Scott Denies Claim He Told State Officials to Stop Saying ‘Climate Change’Bloomberg
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Gov. Rick Scott’s job cuts would hit Department of Health hardest – Tallahassee.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s job cuts would hit Department of Health hardest
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Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to cut nearly 1,400 positions from the state workforce would hit the Florida Department of Health the hardest — 758 positions would be slashed at the agency, including 215 that are currently filled. The cuts at DOH would

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Gov. Rick Scott: ‘We have too much testing.’ – Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott: ‘We have too much testing.’
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Scott said a testing investigation he asked the Florida Department of Education to conduct should provide a “template” for changes. The governor, speaking at a Tallahassee education conference hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Scott offered no specifics

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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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Rick Scott feigns new call for transparency amid lawsuits and lies – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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Rick Scott feigns new call for transparency amid lawsuits and lies
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Gov. Rick Scott, in what can best be described as a pathetic attempt at “hey, let’s move on from here, ok?,” today delivered remarks to his cabinet that directly address the failures of his administration in the current Florida Department of Law

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Former corrections secretary latest to criticize Gov. Rick Scott’s office – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Former corrections secretary latest to criticize Gov. Rick Scott’s office
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It was July 10, 2014. Mike Crews, then-secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, was in the thick of a public firestorm over allegations that a mentally ill inmate had died in a scalding shower as part of a punishment ritual by officers at

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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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Before firing another person, explain why – Sun Sentinel


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Before firing another person, explain why
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Johnson’s appointment came amid growing furor about Scott’s forced ouster of Gerald Bailey, who ran the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and whom the governor quickly replaced with Rick Swearingen, who ran the Capitol Police for FDLE. However …
Gray Swoope out, Bill Johnson as head of Enterprise FloridaNaples Daily News
Florida: GOP governor picks gay man as state’s top corporate recruiterSan Diego Gay & Lesbian News
The big news out of Miami-Dade: a new procurement chief is comingSunshine State News

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John Romano column: If Rick Scott gets away with this, Florida is in trouble – Tampabay.com (blog)


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John Romano column: If Rick Scott gets away with this, Florida is in trouble
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There really is no other way to interpret Scott’s response when Atwater suggested the Cabinet reconsider the hiring of a new commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Scott’s defiance is clear when you consider the context. You have to …

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Editorial: Florida Cabinet should stand up to Gov. Rick Scott – Tampabay.com


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Editorial: Florida Cabinet should stand up to Gov. Rick Scott
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Rick Scott remains allergic to candor and openness, repeating robotic answers to questions about political meddling at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It’s up to Florida’s Cabinet members, below, to make sure the governor doesn’t exceed his …

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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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Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised – PolitiFact


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Rick Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but that’s not what he promised
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Rick Scott is crowing that he has accomplished a goal he initially said could take seven years, despite the fact he isn’t even halfway to what he actually promised. Scott and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Friday that as of

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Gov. Rick Scott forces top state law enforcement official to resign – Bradenton Herald

Gov. Rick Scott forces top state law enforcement official to resign
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — 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 …

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