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Rick Scott’s Obsession, or How to Turn Friends into Enemies – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott’s Obsession, or How to Turn Friends into Enemies
Sunshine State News
Here’s what Scott says in the ad: “One place in America is adding jobs faster than ever — Florida, where dreams come true. We are expanding industries, investing in our ports, making a record commitment to preserving our environment, devoting more …

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Fiscal Watchdogs Hopeful for Rick Scott’s Agenda, Liberals Have Other Plans – Sunshine State News


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Fiscal Watchdogs Hopeful for Rick Scott’s Agenda, Liberals Have Other Plans
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of the Florida Legislature won praise from fiscal watchdogs as the new legislative session started on Tuesday while liberals dismissed those proposals and pushed their own agenda. Scott offered the State of the State address
Session openers: Rick Scott touts enviro spending, Steve Crisafulli warns SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Florida Senate takes first step toward Medicaid expansionPalm Beach Post (blog)
Fla. lawmakers: Signs of agreement, differencesWJXT Jacksonville
Orlando Sentinel –Bradenton Herald
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High Stakes for Rick Scott, Florida Cabinet as Legislative Session Begins – Sunshine State News

High Stakes for Rick Scott, Florida Cabinet as Legislative Session BeginsSunshine State NewsThe chattering class might be talking about a relatively slow legislative session kicking off on Tuesday but the stakes are high for Rick Scott and the three of…

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Attorneys Shed Light on Rick Scott’s Process for Nominating Judges – Sunshine State News

Attorneys Shed Light on Rick Scott’s Process for Nominating Judges
Sunshine State News
Some attorneys who know firsthand how Gov. Rick Scott names judges offered some insights on the process on Friday. The Federalist Society, a right-of-center group focused on legal reform and interpreting the U.S. Constitution as the Founding Fathers …

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Rick Scott’s Alliance With Maurice Ferre Continues – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott’s Alliance With Maurice Ferre Continues
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The alliance between Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, a Democrat, continued this week. Scott announced on Wednesday he was keeping Ferre and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Kenneth Wright …
Rick Scott on “Frustrating” #Fangate and Jeb Bush’s 2016 ProspectsKTIC
Gov. Scott faces big hurdles to push his legislative agendaTampabay.com (blog)

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Gov. Rick Scott orders less testing in Florida’s public schools – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott orders less testing in Florida’s public schools
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, acknowledging the ongoing backlash over the amount of testing in the state’s public schools, said he will suspend a test scheduled to be given to 11th graders this spring. Scott is making the move following an investigation
Rick Scott orders less testing in state’s public schoolsTBO.com
Florida Gov. Scott concedes that kids are over-tested, drops 11th-grade Washington Post (blog)
Scott orders less testing in schoolsWKMG Orlando
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Rick Scott Names Doug Holder to Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority – Sunshine State News (blog)

Rick Scott Names Doug Holder to Sarasota Manatee Airport AuthoritySunshine State News (blog)On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott named former state Rep. Doug Holder to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority. Holder will serve in that capacity until 2018. Havi…

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Rick Scott’s Cellphone, Cable Services Tax Cut Picks Up Steam – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott’s Cellphone, Cable Services Tax Cut Picks Up Steam
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., plan to reduce Florida’s Communications Sales Tax (CST) by more than $470 million cleared a Florida Senate committee on Tuesday as it continues to pick up steam. Scott has called reducing the CST one of his top legislative …
Florida TaxWatch Supports Cable, Cell Phone Tax CutsNorthEscambia.com
Cellphone tax cut clears committee while Florida TaxWatch says lower rates SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Rick Scott Rides Out the Storm Over FDLE Removal – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Rides Out the Storm Over FDLE Removal
Sunshine State News
The coast isn’t clear for Rick Scott but the worst of the storm around his firing of Gerald Bailey from the FDLE seems to be over. Without a smoking gun, there simply isn’t much Scott’s opponents can do here. The fact that Bailey would far prefer to

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Did Rick Scott and the Legislature ‘Neutralize’ Florida Environmentalists? – Sunshine State News

Did Rick Scott and the Legislature ‘Neutralize’ Florida Environmentalists?
Sunshine State News
Rick Scott. For his first two years in office he was a poster boy for environmental neglect. Now it’s fairly obvious he sees solving Florida’s water problems as a legacy issue. It has become personal to him. He’s taken ownership of getting it done

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Rick Scott Announces Record High Tourism in 2014 – Sunshine State News (blog)

WESH OrlandoRick Scott Announces Record High Tourism in 2014Sunshine State News (blog)Rick Scott announced on Monday. With 97.3 million visitors hitting the Sunshine State last year, 2014 becomes the fourth record breaking year for tourism in a row, up…

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Florida Voters High on the State’s Economy if Not Rick Scott – Sunshine State News

Florida Voters High on the State’s Economy if Not Rick Scott
Sunshine State News
Floridians might have mixed thoughts about Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., but they are generally optimistic that the Sunshine State will do well in his second term, a new poll shows. Quinnipiac University released a poll on Tuesday which shows Scott, who

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Rick Scott Proposes $5 Billion Over 20 Years to Restore Everglades – Sunshine State News


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Rick Scott Proposes $5 Billion Over 20 Years to Restore Everglades
Sunshine State News
Said Scott, “Florida has an abundance of natural resources that help create a foundation for our growing economy, whether it is driving our state’s tourism industry or providing a great quality of life that has attracted families to our state for
Scott touts budget plan for Everglades clean-up in West PalmPalm Beach Post
Glad for the GladesMiamiHerald.com
Fla. Gov. Scott Announces $5B Over 20 Years to Restore EvergladesFlorida Newswire

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Rick Scott Disputes that FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Disputes that FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster
Sunshine State News
Gov. 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 …

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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
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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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Rick Scott Wants Billions for Environment – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Wants Billions for Environment
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his ambitious plan for environmental spending Monday, announcing more than $5 billion for the Everglades over the next 20 years. Scott attributed the success of protecting natural resources with the health of Florida’s economy.

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