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Rick Scott: Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott: Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts
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Rick Scott said Monday night on FOX News that he expects lawmakers will simply approve a base budget — which he calls a “continuation” budget — during an upcoming special legislative session. Such action, Scott said, could require a $690 million
Gov Warns Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax CutsCBS Local

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Rick Scott Highlights Job Growth at NeoGenomics Laboratories – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott Highlights Job Growth at NeoGenomics Laboratories
Sunshine State News (blog)
On Monday, at NeoGenomics Laboratories in Ft. Myers, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased its growth which has led to almost 125 new jobs over the last five years in the Sunshine State. “Companies like NeoGenomics Laboratories are finding success in …
Gov. Scott talks jobs in Fort MyersThe News-Press
Gov. Scott talks jobs, state hospital funding and budgetWink News
Scott Talks Jobs and Healthcare Funding at Fort Myers StopWGCU News

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Rick Scott, Cabinet Open Search for DEP, FDLE Leaders – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott, Cabinet Open Search for DEP, FDLE Leaders
Sunshine State News
The directors of the state’s top environmental and law-enforcement agencies have to reapply for their jobs after failing to get confirmed during the regular legislative session. Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed Tuesday to hold a brief
Cabinet OKs Rick Scott agency heads, will follow new hiring guidelinesSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Scott, Cabinet start search for DEP, FDLE leadersPalm Beach Post
Scott and Cabinet reappoint interim FDLE and DEP headsTallahassee.com
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Capitol meltdown leaves Gov. Rick Scott’s agenda in shambles – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Capitol meltdown leaves Gov. Rick Scott’s agenda in shambles
Tampabay.com (blog)
Fellow Republicans who control the Legislature failed to pass a budget, so Scott’s call for more money for schools remains unfulfilled. He did not get $673 million in tax cuts he wanted, a freeze on graduate school tuition, repeal of the sales tax on
Gov. Rick Scott agenda in shambles amid state budget crisisBradenton Herald
Rick Scott Has to Get More Active for Special SessionSunshine State News

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Gov. Rick Scott threatens Republican senators with veto power – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott threatens Republican senators with veto power
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Scott called senators a day after House and Senate leaders conceded that the impasse over whether the federal government will extend the $2.2 billion Low Income Pool, or LIP, program for hospitals and other health care providers will force lawmakers to …
Gov. Rick Scott declines Obama’s invitation to meet at Miami airportNaples Daily News
State Newspapers Chastise Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Legislators Over FCIR
Rick Scott turns up the heat on Florida Senate and hospitalsSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Gov. Rick Scott says lifting Cuban embargo could hurt Florida agriculture – Local 10


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Gov. Rick Scott says lifting Cuban embargo could hurt Florida agriculture
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Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that lifting the longstanding Cuban embargo could negatively impact Florida. “Agriculture is a vital part of our economy in Florida, and lifting the embargo on Cuba could do irreparable harm to it,” Scott said in a statement.
Rick Scott warns President Obama not to lift sanctions on CubaSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott: Cuba Imports Will Hurt Florida AgricultureSunshine State News (blog)

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GOP 2016 Hopefuls Headed to Rick Scott Event in Orlando But Big Names Missing – Sunshine State News (blog)


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GOP 2016 Hopefuls Headed to Rick Scott Event in Orlando But Big Names Missing
Sunshine State News (blog)
Rick Scott might not be taking sides in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but he is inviting some of the top contenders to Orlando to share their views on the economy. On Tuesday, Scott’s Lets Get to Work PAC announced it would host
Scott bringing Republican White House contenders to Orlando to talk economyPalm Beach Post (blog)
Gov. Scott to host Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and GOP prez hopefuls at Orlando SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Pam Bondi, Dan Webster on; Rick Scott, Bob Buckhorn off – Sunshine State News

Pam Bondi, Dan Webster on; Rick Scott, Bob Buckhorn off
Sunshine State News
Rick Scott. From 2011 to 2012, Rick Scott was against Medicaid expansion in Florida. Then he reversed his position and, until last year, he supported it. It’s now 2015 and he has reversed his position again. Scott’s doing the right thing in opposing
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Bill to Cut High-Stakes Testing Heads to Rick Scott for Signing – Sunshine State News

Bill to Cut High-Stakes Testing Heads to Rick Scott for Signing
Sunshine State News
A bill to cut back on standardized testing is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s office for signing after it passed through the Florida House on Thursday. HB 7069 is a lengthy bill with many implications for Florida’s education system, including eliminating

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No. 1: Rick Scott, American Dreams Meet Florida Dreams – Sunshine State News


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No. 1: Rick Scott, American Dreams Meet Florida Dreams
Sunshine State News
Five years ago, when Sunshine State News launched, Rick Scott wasn’t known to most Floridians outside of some financial and health-care circles. Even his work with Conservatives for Patients’ Rights (CPR) against President Barack Obama’s federal …

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Rick Scott Takes Victory Lap on Cutting Car Fees – Sunshine State News (blog)

Rick Scott Takes Victory Lap on Cutting Car Fees
Sunshine State News (blog)
Rick Scott, R-Fla., looked back to one of his legislative accomplishments from last year, noting almost 7 million Floridians have saved $196 million due to his effort to slash car registration fees. “Families should be able to keep more of what they

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Stay Alert for Colossal Rick Scott, Bill Nelson 2018 Senate Clash – Sunshine State News

Stay Alert for Colossal Rick Scott, Bill Nelson 2018 Senate Clash
Sunshine State News
Throughout 2013 and the first months of 2014, when he flirted with running for governor, Nelson spent an inordinate amount of time attacking Scott and Republicans in the Legislature, calling them a “tea party government” and hitting them on various

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Rick Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate Dropped to 5.6 Percent in February – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate Dropped to 5.6 Percent in February
Sunshine State News (blog)
Today’s announcement of more than 807,000 new private-sector jobs since December 2010 is great news for Florida families,” Scott said on Friday. “More than 14,000 jobs were created during the month of February alone, and more opportunities are …
Lee, Collier trump state unemployment rateThe News-Press
Florida jobless rate drops slightly in FebruaryTallahassee.com
State Jobless Figures Show Slight DropCBS Local
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Rick Scott Competitive Against Bill Nelson in 2018 Senate Race, Poll Shows – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Competitive Against Bill Nelson in 2018 Senate Race, Poll ShowsSunshine State NewsPublic Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent Democrats, released a poll showing Nelson with a slight lead over Scott in a potential 2018 m…

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Rick Scott Vows to Cut Taxes on Textbooks, Expand Bright Futures – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott Vows to Cut Taxes on Textbooks, Expand Bright Futures
Sunshine State News
Flanked by the student body presidents from state universities, Gov. Rick Scott showcased his proposals on Wednesday to cut sales taxes on school textbooks and expand the Bright Futures scholarship program to cover summer classes for Florida’s college …
Students rally support for college affordability planMiamiHerald.com (blog)

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Rick Scott: 800000 New Jobs in Florida Since Taking Over – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott: 800000 New Jobs in Florida Since Taking Over
Sunshine State News (blog)
Rick Scott announced Florida has had 801,100 new private-sector jobs created during his time in Tallahassee. In January 2015, the state unemployment rate stood at 5,7 percent. During Scott’s 2010 bid for governor, he promised 700,000 new jobs over a …
Florida Adds 800000 Private Sector Jobs Since Dec. 2010SpaceCoastDaily.com
January Jobless Rate Stays LevelWUWF
Florida’s Unemployment Holds SteadyWJCT NEWS
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Rick Scott: Job Opportunities on the Rise in Florida – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott: Job Opportunities on the Rise in Florida
Sunshine State News (blog)
“Every new job represents an opportunity to achieve the dream of America, and this record high job demand is great news for Florida families,” Scott said on Monday. “Florida is on a mission to beat Texas as the number one state for job creation, and
Florida Job Demand Reaches All-Time High In FebruaryWTVY, Dothan

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