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Dec
18

Time set for Gov. Rick Scott’s swearing-in ceremony – Orlando Sentinel

Time set for Gov. Rick Scott’s swearing-in ceremony
Orlando Sentinel
Rick Scott’s swearing-in ceremony. By News Service of Florida. TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration program will start at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 6, with Scott getting sworn in at noon, the Republican Party of Florida said Thursday. The ceremony will

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Dec
18

America Caving into ‘Tyrannical’ Cuba, Gov. Rick Scott Says – Patch.com


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America Caving into ‘Tyrannical’ Cuba, Gov. Rick Scott Says
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The governor is also unhappy about Obama’s move to trade prisoners for the release of American hostage Allen Gross. While he’s happy Gross is safely back on American soil after five years in captivity, Scott says a trade should never have been completed.
Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on CubaWPBF West Palm Beach
Florida Gov. Rick Scott blasts Obama over Cuba movesWPTV.com
Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisonersSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Dec
18

Two More Members of Rick Scott’s Administration to Stay at Current Posts – Sunshine State News


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Two More Members of Rick Scott’s Administration to Stay at Current Posts
Sunshine State News
As Gov. Rick Scott prepares to start his second term, he will continue to draw on the services of two members of his administration who will stay at their current posts. Scott announced on Wednesday that Ken Detzner will remain as secretary of the
Detzner Re-Appointed As Florida’s Secretary Of StateCBS Local
Senate leader calls lottery ‘a pretty big numbers racket’Jacksonville Daily Record
Sec State Ken Detzner and Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell staying for SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Dec
18

State Rep. Adkins calls on Gov. Rick Scott for state investigation of … – Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Adkins calls on Gov. Rick Scott for state investigation of …Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Janet Adkins asked the governor to launch a state investigation into the practices of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fun…

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Dec
17

Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on Cuba – WPBF West Palm Beach


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Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on Cuba
WPBF West Palm Beach
Scott said that while he is pleased that American hostage Allen Gross was released, he cannot condone the trade that ensued, or Obama’s other actions. “It’s disappointing what President Obama has done, trading (Allen Gross) for spies that killed
Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisonersSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott: Obama ‘Giving in to a Tyrannical Government’ in CubaSunshine State News (blog)
Governor Scott: Alan Gross’ Release is Long Overdue, President Obama’s WCTV
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Dec
17

Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisoners – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott criticizes Obama for release of Cuban prisoners
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Echoing sentiments from other Republicans, Governor Rick Scott and Lieutenant Governorm Carlos Lopez-Cantera issued statements condemning President Barack Obama for striking a deal with Cuba that lessens sanctions on the communist nation.
Rick Scott: Obama ‘Giving in to a Tyrannical Government’ in CubaSunshine State News (blog)
Governor Scott: Alan Gross’ Release is Long Overdue, President Obama’s WCTV
Florida governor blasts Obama over Cuba movesWPEC
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Dec
17

Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second Term – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second TermSunshine State NewsGov. Rick Scott continues to flesh out his team for a second term, relying on familiar faces in his administration as he readies for the next four years. Scott announced on Tuesday he…

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Dec
17

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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Dec
17

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


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Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resign
Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday will appoint a new chief of the troubled Florida prison system: Julie Jones, the former executive director of the state highway safety agency. COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR …

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Dec
17

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
Bailey Replaced As FDLE CommissionerSpaceCoastDaily.com
Gerald Bailey out at FDLE; Rick Swearingen named interim CommissionerSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Dec
17

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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Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced on an interim basis without explanation by Rick Swearingen, director of the Capitol Police. Bailey’s resignation followed a mid-morning visit to FDLE headquarters by Scott’s general counsel
Gov. Scott shakes up FDLE, forces Bailey to resignMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Top official of Fla. state police is replacedTBO.com (blog)
Gerald Bailey out at FDLE; Rick Swearingen named interim CommissionerSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Dec
16

Rick Scott Showcases Decline in Juvenile Delinquency – Sunshine State News (blog)

WTXL ABC 27Rick Scott Showcases Decline in Juvenile DelinquencySunshine State News (blog)Rick Scott announced on Tuesday that juvenile arrests continued to drop in Florida, with a reduction of 8 percent in 2013-14. A new report from the state Departmen…

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Dec
16

Rick Scott Keeps John Armstrong as Surgeon General, in Charge of DOH – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott Keeps John Armstrong as Surgeon General, in Charge of DOH
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that Dr. John Armstrong, his hand-picked surgeon general and secretary of the Department of Health (DOH), will stay on in his administration for at least another year. “As a medical professional and expert in public
Gov. Scott Taps Armstrong Again As State Surgeon GeneralWFSU
Armstrong reappointed; still state surgeon generalOcala
John Armstrong re-appointed as Department of Health SecretarySaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Dec
15

Rick Scott: Higher General Revenue Shows Florida’s Economy is Coming Back … – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott: Higher General Revenue Shows Florida’s Economy is Coming Back
Sunshine State News (blog)
The Revenue Estimating Conference released a report on Monday showing Florida’s general revenue is up $296 million while next year the general revenue will be almost $332 million higher than expected forecasts. Gov. Rick Scott said the increased …
A fresh forecast for Florida’s revenue expected todayPalm Beach Post (blog)

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Dec
15

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans – TBO.com

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary forecasts

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Dec
15

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary

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Dec
15

What will Florida’s new DEP secretary bring to the job? – Ocala

What will Florida’s new DEP secretary bring to the job?
Ocala
Jon Steverson, Gov. Rick Scott’s choice as Department of Environmental Protection secretary, has been an outspoken director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District during his brief tenure there. Whether he will impress environmentalists with

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