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Feb
01

Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, aides of politicizing agency – Florida Times-Union


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Ousted FDLE commissioner accuses Gov. Rick Scott, aides of politicizing agency
Florida Times-Union
Rick Scott. Scott indicated to the media that Bailey resigned voluntarily, prompting the former leader of the state’s top law enforcement agency to temporarily break his code of silence. Bailey’s account of his falling-out with the governor has had
Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie MeggsSunshine State News
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Gov. Scott visits FGCU, responds to FDLE scandalWink News
CBS Local -Tallahassee.com -MiamiHerald.com
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Feb
01

Former Florida prisons chief says Gov. Rick Scott ignored crisis in … – MiamiHerald.com


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Former Florida prisons chief says Gov. Rick Scott ignored crisis in
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Rick Scott’s re-election campaign in full swing and civil rights groups calling for a U.S. Justice Department investigation into a series of questionable prison deaths. “We need you to take a bullet for the governor,” Crews recalled being told by the
Rick Scott ignored prison problems, former DoC chief tells Miami HeraldSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Former Prisons Chief Knocks Scott For Ignoring Real ProblemsCBS Local
Former Florida prisons chief criticizes Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News

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Jan
31

Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie Meggs – Sunshine State News


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Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie Meggs
Sunshine State News
Earlier in the month Meggs and his wife had dinner at the governor’s mansion with Rick and Ann Scott. And while the couples might not be close, Meggs has made no secret of the fact that he’s a Democrat who voted for Scott in November. On top of that, …
Gov. Scott visits FGCU, responds to FDLE scandalWink News
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Turmoil puts focus on Scott, CabinetMiamiHerald.com
Tampabay.com -CBS Local -WFLA
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Jan
31

Weekly Roundup: Rick Scott Hopes for An Early Spring – Sunshine State News


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Weekly Roundup: Rick Scott Hopes for An Early Spring
Sunshine State News
Groundhog Day might not be until Monday, but Gov. Rick Scott probably doesn’t need a rodent to tell him that his winter of discontent is going to last awhile longer. If Scott somehow thought that one of the most difficult periods of his governorship
At Tampa presser, Rick Scott avoids responding to question on Medicaid SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Updates: Gov. Scott releases details of 2015 budgetFlorida Today
Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Scott Hopes For An Early SpringNorthEscambia.com
Orlando Sentinel -Palm Beach Post -The News-Press
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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott plans to cut $400 million in cellphone, TV taxes – Local 10

WGCU NewsGov. Rick Scott plans to cut $400 million in cellphone, TV taxesLocal 10WELL, GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS IN SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY AND HE IS TALKING TAX CUTS. HE WANTS TO LOWER THE AMOUNT THAT FLORIDIANS PAY FOR SERVICE. JANICE FERNANDEZ IS IN BOCA R…

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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott touts communications services tax cut – News 13 Orlando


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Gov. Rick Scott touts communications services tax cut
News 13 Orlando
In Florida, it’s an average of 14 percent roughly double the tax rate on a new TV, a pair of jeans or a meal out. It’s a disparity Governor Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix by cutting the tax on cell phone and TV service. It would only save Kitty
Rick Scott gives Melissa Sellers the unofficial kiss of deathSaintPetersBlog (blog)
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Rick Scott staffers to make legislative rounds next week on proposed budgetSunshine State News
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Jan
30

Governor Rick Scott on tax cuts, the state budget, and more – WPEC


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Governor Rick Scott on tax cuts, the state budget, and more
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Governor Rick Scott on tax cuts, the state budget, and more. Story by CBS 12 News. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS 12) – Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped by the CBS 12 studio to talk about the things that matter to you: tax cuts, the budget just released

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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott touts communications services tax cut – Bay News 9


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Gov. Rick Scott touts communications services tax cut
Bay News 9
It’s a disparity Governor Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix by cutting the tax on cell phone and TV service. It would only save Kitty Tyler-Moore around $3.50 a month, but she’s on a fixed income and she says every penny counts. “You can’t plan on the …
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Gov. Scott proposes cell phone, TV tax cutPensacola News Journal
Scott Proposes $9.9 Billion Transportation BudgetSpaceCoastDaily.com
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Jan
29

Rick Scott gives Melissa Sellers the unofficial kiss of death – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott gives Melissa Sellers the unofficial kiss of death
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There’s been no official announcement, but veteran Tallahassee insiders know when Gov. Rick Scott is about to push a senior aide under the proverbial bus. Based on today’s comments by the governor, Melissa Sellers’ days have to be numbered.
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Scott off to a ‘boneheaded’ startSarasota Herald-Tribune
Scott’s office silenced Bailey and Putnam not happyMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Daily Commercial -WFLA
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Jan
29

Gov. Rick Scott’s budget includes cleaning up Florida prison system – WJXT Jacksonville


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Gov. Rick Scott’s budget includes cleaning up Florida prison system
WJXT Jacksonville
Rick Scott’s $77 billion budget proposal includes more than $50 million of new money designed to clean up Florida’s prison system. New Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said it’s a good start. “We’ve been able to take a very strategic
Scott recommends prison budget without money for investigations into inmate MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Scott’s prison budget fails to include money to investigate record high inmate Tampabay.com

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Jan
29

At Tampa presser, Rick Scott avoids responding to question on Medicaid … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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At Tampa presser, Rick Scott avoids responding to question on Medicaid
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At The Associated Press’ annual legislative planning meeting in Tallahassee on Wednesday, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli tossed a wet blanket on the coalition of businesses in Florida pushing for the state to expand Medicaid in 2015, saying, “House
Updates: Gov. Scott releases details of 2015 budgetFlorida Today
Chorus grows urging Gov. Scott, legislators to opt in on expanding MedicaidPalm Beach Post
State leaders, legislators address Florida mediaThe News-Press
Sun Sentinel -WPEC -Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Jan
29

Florida superintendents talk testing with Gov. Rick Scott – Tampabay.com (blog)

Florida superintendents talk testing with Gov. Rick ScottTampabay.com (blog)Superintendents Kurt Browning, Alberto Carvalho, MaryEllen Elia, Mike Grego, Barbara Jenkins, Joe Joyner, John Ruis, Malcolm Thomas, Tim Wyrosdick and I met with Governor Scott…

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Jan
29

10 things to know about Scott’s budget proposal – Florida Today


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10 things to know about Scott’s budget proposal
Florida Today
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott is calling it his “Keep Florida Working” budget, a $77 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that he presented at a forum Wednesday at the State Capitol. Scott said it would cut taxes by $673 million, increase …

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Jan
29

Rick Scott hears superintendents’ testing concerns – Tampabay.com (blog)

Rick Scott hears superintendents’ testing concerns
Tampabay.com (blog)
The meeting gave the superintendents a chance to express their concerns about the state’s new tests. The issues aren’t new: The superintendents want to see a temporary freeze on school grades, elimination of end-of-course exams for each subject and …

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Jan
29

Cabinet members step up attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing – Bradenton Herald


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Cabinet members step up attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott over FDLE firing
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — The raging controversy over Gov. 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 as a St. Petersburg lawyer formerly …

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Jan
29

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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Jan
29

Rick Scott Releases Nearly $77 Billion Budget Proposal – SpaceCoastDaily.com

Rick Scott Releases Nearly $77 Billion Budget ProposalSpaceCoastDaily.comRick Scott unveiled his nearly $77 billion state spending plan for the budget year that begins in July, lawmakers were already casting doubt on whether he would get all of a major…

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