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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
Sunshine State News (blog)
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
Sunshine State News (blog)
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
Sunshine State News
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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