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Rick Scott Calls for $7.4 Million for State Veterans Homes – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott Calls for $7.4 Million for State Veterans Homes
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Gov. Rick Scott called for $7.4 million for three new state homes for veterans. One of the homes will be in St. Lucie County while the Cabinet needs to decide on the location for the other two. “Florida is the most military-friendly state in the nation
Gov. Scott To Ask For Money To Build More Nursing Homes For VetsCBS Local
Gov. Scott pushes for more nursing homes for veteransActionNewsJax.com
Gov. Scott visits St. Augustine veterans’ nursing home to announce plans to Florida Times-Union
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Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million Cellphone, TV Service Tax Cut – Sunshine State News (blog)

Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million Cellphone, TV Service Tax Cut
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On Tuesday Gov. Rick Scott called for cutting Florida’s communication service tax (CST) by $470 million. Scott insisted a family spending $100 a month on cellphones and cable will save $43 a year. “With our cellphone and TV tax cut, every Florida

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Rick Scott Opposes Raising Federal Gas Tax – Sunshine State News (blog)


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Rick Scott Opposes Raising Federal Gas Tax
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Rick Scott, R-Fla., came out against Congress raising the federal gas tax on Tuesday. “Raising taxes is never a good solution to any problem, and raising the federal gas tax is no exception,” Scott said on Tuesday. “Increasing the federal gas tax will
Gov. Scott says federal gas tax increase would slow growthTampabay.com (blog)

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Rick Scott Pledges Historic Education Budget Increase – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Pledges Historic Education Budget Increase
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With four more years on the horizon as Florida governor, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled sweeping plans to raise the state’s education budget in 2015. Scott announced his plans Monday to raise K-12 spending from $18.9 billion to $19.75 billion, which would

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Rick Scott Gives GOP an Economic Game Plan in Inaugural Address – Sunshine State News

SaintPetersBlog (blog)Rick Scott Gives GOP an Economic Game Plan in Inaugural AddressSunshine State NewsNot a favorite of the party leadership during his primary battle against Bill McCollum in 2010, Scott has eased into a larger role for the GOP as th…

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New Opportunities, Challenges for Rick Scott in Second Term – Sunshine State News

New Opportunities, Challenges for Rick Scott in Second Term
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Then, Scott and a Republican Party establishment that had opposed him during a GOP primary were still making their peace. The former health-care executive’s business experience didn’t seem to have equipped him for the chaos of the legislative process.

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Rick Scott Ends 2014 on a High Note With — What Else? — Jobs – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Ends 2014 on a High Note With — What Else? — JobsSunshine State NewsRick Scott can be pardoned if he took a victory lap on Friday as he announced the state unemployment rate dropped below 6 percent and said 715,700 jobs had been created un…

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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but he promised more – Tampabay.com


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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Scott touts reaching 700000 jobs, but he promised more
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Less than three weeks before his second-term inauguration, Gov. Rick Scott is crowing that he has accomplished a goal he initially said could take seven years, despite the fact he isn’t even halfway to what he actually promised.
Governor Scott Insists He Has Met Jobs PromiseCBS Local
Florida Gov. insists he has met jobs promiseBradenton Herald
Weekly Roundup: Questions on Jobs, Jeb and MarriageSunshine State News

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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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Rick Scott Showcases Rural Road Improvements in Palm Beach County – Sunshine State News

Rick Scott Showcases Rural Road Improvements in Palm Beach County
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Gov. Rick Scott focused on rural road improvements on Thursday, appearing in Belle Glade to showcase how that town, Pahokee and South Bay will receive $3.8 million in his “Rural Areas of Opportunity” program. “Building and repairing roadways in rural …

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