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Cabinet OKs Rick Scott agency heads, will follow new hiring guidelines – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Cabinet OKs Rick Scott agency heads, will follow new hiring guidelines
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The Florida Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to Gov. Rick Scott’s recommended appointments for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Environmental Protection. However, the Cabinet also made clear that it will do an official search …
Scott, Cabinet start search for DEP, FDLE leadersPalm Beach Post
Rick Scott, Cabinet Open Search for DEP, FDLE LeadersSunshine State News
Scott and Cabinet reappoint interim FDLE and DEP headsTallahassee.com
Miami Herald (blog) –Health News Florida
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Gov. Rick Scott on FDLE scandal: ‘I could have handled it better’ – WESH Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott on FDLE scandal: ‘I could have handled it better’
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The buck stops here, and that means I take responsibility,” Scott said. The forced resignation of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey prompted Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to …

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


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Rick Scott’s FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
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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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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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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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Times report: Gerald Bailey casts new allegations of intervention by Rick … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)Times report: Gerald Bailey casts new allegations of intervention by Rick …SaintPetersBlog (blog)Former Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey stands firm with claims that Gov. Rick Scott and advisers mounted a…

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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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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 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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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 cloaks travel details, citing security – Tampabay.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott cloaks travel details, citing security
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Rick Scott can shield his itinerary from websites that track flights, and when his plane lands, he uses a public records exemption to tighten the cloak of secrecy. Wherever Scott goes, he’s shadowed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents. In

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