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Supreme Court denies Aramis Ayala’s first writ to win back cases Rick Scott reassigned – Florida Politics (blog)


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Supreme Court denies Aramis Ayala’s first writ to win back cases Rick Scott reassigned
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The Florida Supreme Court has denied the first attempt by Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala to win back first-degree murder cases that Gov. Rick Scott reassigned to another state attorney. In denying Ayala’s emergency, non-routine petition to

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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding
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Gov. Rick Scott has distributed a letter by Ben Watkins, director of the Division of Bond Finance, to the House and Senate budget chairmen, warning that cutting Visit Florida could damage the state’s credit rating. The letter, dated Tuesday, addressed

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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms – TBO.com


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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms
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TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers reached a tentative deal on an $83 billion budget Tuesday that could end the session on time but could put them on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. A day after a stalemate threatened to derail the legislative

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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms – Tampabay.com


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State lawmakers end budget stalemate, but clash with Rick Scott looms
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Another major setback for Scott: Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing arm, would see its budget slashed by two-thirds to $25 million and would be forced to adhere to new restrictions on salaries and travel that the House demanded and the agency …
Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida fundingFlorida Politics (blog)
Editorial: Scott’s $100-million bid for Visit Florida misses the markMyPalmBeachPost
House, Senate agree on budget size, start final negotiationsNaples Daily News
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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding – Florida Politics (blog)


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Rick Scott enlists state bonds chief in fight for Visit Florida funding
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Gov. Rick Scott has distributed a letter by Ben Watkins, director of the Division of Bond Finance, to the House and Senate budget chairmen, warning that cutting Visit Florida could damage the state’s credit rating. The letter, dated Tuesday, addressed

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Rick Scott to Trump: Trade more with Argentina – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Rick Scott to Trump: Trade more with Argentina
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As the Legislature was considering eliminating Enterprise Florida, the agency’s biggest champion was visiting Argentina. And yes, he was there on an Enterprise Florida trip. Meanwhile, his office released a letter from Scott to President Donald Trump
Gov. Scott Travels to Argentina After Delaying Trip For WildfiresNaples Herald

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Rick Scott will sign bill with new regulations for Uber and Lyft – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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Rick Scott will sign bill with new regulations for Uber and Lyft
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Gov. Rick Scott took to Twitter on Monday to announce his plans to approve a bill that will place new regulations on ridesharing apps, like Uber and Lyft. The bill, HB 221, sets minimum insurance levels for “transportation network companies,” requiring
Rick Scott says he will sign ‘Uber bill’Florida Politics (blog)
Gov. Scott says he will sign Uber billOrlando Sentinel
Florida governor will sign bill standardizing Uber, Lyft rulesThe Pulse
The Information –Zimmerman Reed –TechCrunch
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Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute with Rick Scott – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute with Rick Scott
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TALLAHASSEE — Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting embattled Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in her legal
Florida Prosecutor Opposed to Death Penalty Receives Racist ThreatsSouthern Poverty Law Center

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Rick Scott says he will sign ‘Uber bill’ – Florida Politics (blog)


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Rick Scott says he will sign ‘Uber bill’
Florida Politics (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott tweeted on Monday that he will sign into law a bill creating statewide regulations for ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft. “I look forward to signing the @Uber/ @lyft bill,” Scott tweeted from his official account, @FLGovScott
Gov. Scott says he will sign Uber billOrlando Sentinel
Florida governor will sign bill standardizing Uber, Lyft rulesThe Pulse
Scott will sign ridesharing billWJXT Jacksonville

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Gov. Rick Scott heads to Argentina for trade mission – WKMG Orlando


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Gov. Rick Scott heads to Argentina for trade mission
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Argentina for a trade mission organized by the state’s embattled economic development agency. Scott was scheduled to leave Sunday evening and travel to Buenos Aires, the capital of the South …
Gov. Rick Scott delays trip to Argentina due to wildfires across FloridaWFTV Orlando
Scott heads to Argentina for trade missionThe Ledger
Florida Unemployment at 4.8 Percent in MarchNaples Herald

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Gov. Scott: Florida receives assistance grants to combat wildfire crisis – WPEC


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Gov. Scott: Florida receives assistance grants to combat wildfire crisis
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Governor Rick Scott gave an update on Florida’s wildfire crisis on Saturday. The governor met with Florida emergency management and fire officials during the morning for a briefing. During the briefing, Gov. Scott announced that Florida will receive

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Editorial: Scott’s $100-million bid for Visit Florida misses the mark – MyPalmBeachPost


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Editorial: Scott’s $100-million bid for Visit Florida misses the mark
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But the move is pure Rick Scott. It deifies job creation as almost the sole priority for Florida. And it goes about that goal in a dubious way. As we’ve said before, a well-run Visit Florida is a good thing, but this state needs more than the low-wage

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