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Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget – Orlando Sentinel

Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
Orlando Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state’s troubled prisons system. Many of the key …

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Independent Florida Official Was Fired After Refusing To Cooperate With Rick … – Huffington Post

Independent Florida Official Was Fired After Refusing To Cooperate With Rick
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TALLAHASSEE — A simmering behind-the-scenes battle involving allegations of political meddling by Gov. Rick Scott’s office erupted publicly Tuesday as the ousted director of Florida’s top law enforcement agency called Scott a liar for claiming he

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott to propose hike in money for public schools – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott to propose hike in money for public schools
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Relying on continued growth in property values around the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed increasing the amount of money for the state’s public schools. Scott, who promised during his heated re-election campaign …

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Gov. Rick Scott now says staff will follow public records law – Tampabay.com

Gov. Rick Scott now says staff will follow public records law
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TALLAHASSEE — After a year arguing in court that the state is not required to turn over public records generated on private accounts, Gov. Rick Scott has decided to turn a new leaf as he transitions into a second term.

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Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here – Orlando Sentinel

Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here
Orlando Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott entered the history books Tuesday, taking the oath for a second term and vowing to use it to continue cutting the scope of government and to brandish Florida’s pro-business climate. Scott, the 45th governor of Florida

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Rick Scott returns to job theme for inaugural speech – TBO.com

Rick Scott returns to job theme for inaugural speech
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TALLAHASSEE — If there was any doubt what the theme of Gov. Rick Scott’s final four years in office is going to be, it was put to rest Tuesday as he officially began his second term. In a word: Jobs. “A job is the most important thing we can do to

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Gov. Rick Scott’s second inauguration kicks off with prayer breakfast – Tampabay.com

Gov. Rick Scott’s second inauguration kicks off with prayer breakfast
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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s second inauguration kicked off Tuesday with a prayer breakfast at Florida A&M University, where clergymen and community leaders sought spiritual help for him to lead with strength and compassion.
Gov. Rick Scott’s begins inauguration activities with prayer breakfastMiamiHerald.com
Scott begins Inauguration Day with prayer breakfast at FAMUTallahassee.com

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Tax cuts, keeping government small helps state, says Gov. Rick Scott – WPTV.com


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Tax cuts, keeping government small helps state, says Gov. Rick Scott
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is going to use his inauguration day speech to urge residents form other states to move here because of Florida’s lower taxes. The Republican governor will be sworn into a second term Tuesday. Scott narrowly

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More seasoned Gov. Rick Scott plans low-key ceremony to start second term – Tampabay.com


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More seasoned Gov. Rick Scott plans low-key ceremony to start second term
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will begin his second term Tuesday by striking a low-key, businesslike tone starkly different from the lavish celebration of four years ago that launched a rocky and mistake-prone first year in office.

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Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing – Sun Sentinel

Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
Sun Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers to

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Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans – TBO.com

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary forecasts

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans – Bradenton Herald

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts and spending plans
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools. State economists are meeting Monday to predict how much the state is expected to collect in taxes. Preliminary

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Gov. Rick Scott may reward campaign manager with chief of staff job – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott may reward campaign manager with chief of staff job
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TALLAHASSEE — One week after clinching a new term, Gov. Rick Scott shifted his focus to the future Wednesday, promising more money for schools and more tax cuts and making plans to hire a new chief of staff.
Gov. Scott addresses priorities for second termWTSP 10 News

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign disputes fan debate delay – Newsday

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign disputes fan debate delay
Newsday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign is disputing the cause of a delay in Wednesday’s night televised debate with former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist was alone on stage for nearly 10 minutes at the debate’s start. Moderators told the

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A second term for Gov. Rick Scott would bring huge tests – Tampabay.com


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A second term for Gov. Rick Scott would bring huge tests
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TALLAHASSEE — Supporters of Gov. Rick Scott say that if you liked his first term in office, you’ll love his second. But critics say that if Scott is liberated from having to face voters again, he’ll revert to the divisiveness that marked his first

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Second term for Gov. Rick Scott ‘unchained’ would bring huge tests – Bradenton Herald

Second term for Gov. Rick Scott ‘unchained’ would bring huge tests
Bradenton Herald
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s supporters say if you liked his first term in office, you’ll love his second. Critics say if Scott is liberated from having to face voters again, he’ll revert to the divisiveness that marked his first year in office

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Gov. Rick Scott calls for review of education standards, state tests – Tampabay.com

Gov. Rick Scott calls for review of education standards, state tests
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TALLAHASSEE — Seeking to secure votes from parents and the tea party faithful, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called for a review of Florida’s controversial new education benchmarks and a “thorough investigation of all standardized tests.” …

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