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Legislature 2014: Gov. Rick Scott says it’s ‘working’ in State of the State … – Florida Times-Union

Legislature 2014: Gov. Rick Scott says it’s ‘working’ in State of the State
Florida Times-Union
Scott described the bleak economic condition the state was in when he took office in 2011 and then highlighted efforts he’s made to make the state more business friendly. Without directly naming Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat who hopes to

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Why Rick Scott should be a one-term governor – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Why Rick Scott should be a one-term governor
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Florida’s Republicans should ponder a recent editorial by the state’s largest newspaper that was especially powerful. The opinion of the Tampa Bay Times editorial board offers a blistering critique of Rick Scott’s tenure as governor, describing his

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Gov. Rick Scott: Another Record Year For Florida Tourism – WCTV

Gov. Rick Scott: Another Record Year For Florida Tourism
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced that according to preliminary estimates* released today by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 94.7 million visitors came to Florida in 2013, an increase of 3.5
Rick Scott: record-holding killer of killers among modern-day FL governor 1st MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Win or lose, Rick Scott’s top fundraiser having a big-money cycleFlorida Times-Union (blog)
Rick Scott Announces Record High Tourism for Florida in 2013Sunshine State News (blog)

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Win or lose, Rick Scott’s top fundraiser having a big-money cycle – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Win or lose, Rick Scott’s top fundraiser having a big-money cycle
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Even if Gov. Rick Scott loses in November, there will be a silver lining for his top fundraiser. Forward Strategies , a political fundraising firm founded by Meredith O’Rourke, has brought in nearly $1.6 million with more than eight months left in the
With 13 executions under his watch, Rick Scott is Florida’s record-holding Tampabay.com (blog)

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Did Rick Scott and Fla GOP take tens of thousands of dollars from likely crook? – Tampabay.com (blog)

Did Rick Scott and Fla GOP take tens of thousands of dollars from likely crook?
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That seems to be the implication in the latest email salvo the Republican Party of Florida fired off noting Charlie Crist’s former political sugar daddy Scott Rothstein, who is now serving a 50-year-federal prison sentence for running a $1.4-billion
Florida Morning: Scott’s hurricane sales tax estimate uses 2007 numbers Florida Times-Union (blog)

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Rick Scott dodges questions about shrinking labor force fueling half of … – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rick Scott dodges questions about shrinking labor force fueling half of
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott’s top campaign talking-point is that the economy is improving and the state’s unemployment rate has shrunk to 6.2 percent, down from roughly 11 percent when he took office. The number, though, is fueled in large part by people leaving

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Gov. Rick Scott unveils $74.1 billion budget – Florida Times-Union (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott unveils $74.1 billion budget
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Rick Scott Wednesday unveiled his proposed budget. The announcement came after weeks of Scott dripping out highlights of the $74.1 billion spending-plan during news conferences across the state. The snapshot view was enough for state Democrats to 
Gov. Rick Scott unveils $74.2 billion budget for 2012The News-Press
Rick Scott Throws Down the Gauntlet for Charlie Crist in Budget LaunchSunshine State News
Update: Gov. Scott’s proposed budget includes bonuses, not raises, for state Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
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Key Rick Scott campaign promise in limbo – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Key Rick Scott campaign promise in limbo
Florida Times-Union (blog)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida Gov. Rick Scott gears up for re-election he appears to be jettisoning, for now, one of his main campaign promises from four years ago. Scott’s maverick bid for the governor in 2010 centered on his pledge to revive

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Gov. Rick Scott seeks ‘record’ education spending; educators wary – Florida Times-Union

Gov. Rick Scott seeks ‘record’ education spending; educators wary
Florida Times-Union
Florida Gov. Rick Scott outlined his education budget recommendations on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 during a stop in Delray Beach, Fla. He wants more money for public schools in the coming year, but he’s not asking for as big of an increase as he did last year.

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Rick Scott’s budget request includes $542 million boost for K-12 education – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rick Scott’s budget request includes $542 million boost for K-12 education
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott says his budget request will include record levels of spending for all levels of Florida’s education system. By far the biggest portion of education funding is the state’s K-12 system. Scott’s budget includes $18.8 billion for K-12

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott unlikely to roll dice on election-year gambling debate – Tampabay.com


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott unlikely to roll dice on election-year gambling debate
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TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Rick Scott ramps up his re-election bid, he wants his legacy to be the state’s declining unemployment rate and jobs, but the next few months could shape his message on a more controversial issue: gambling. Will the state renew or 
Is Rick Scott Quietly Assembling a Solid Governing Record?National Review Online (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes $30 million for worker trainingBradenton Herald
Florida Gov. Rick Scott commits $30 million for high-skill, high-wage job trainingBizPac Review
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Companies Rick Scott’s finance chairman has a large interest in won … – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Companies Rick Scott’s finance chairman has a large interest in won
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Two companies partly owned by the finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign have won contracts worth potentially billions to serve Medicaid patients in regions across the state. The contracts are part of Florida’s transition to so

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Democrats slam Rick Scott’s handling of CONNECT – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Democrats slam Rick Scott’s handling of CONNECT
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Rick Scott has never suggested that the original website consultant (Deloitte Consulting) be fired, he has not announced the need for outside help,” said Tant. “He’s demanded no change. He’s taken no responsibility despite this endless fingerpointing
Florida Democrats slam Scott for continued woes of the state’s unemployment Creative Loafing Tampa
Democrats: Website woes underscore Scott’s lack of leadershipFlorida Times-Union (blog)
Florida Dems Go on the Attack Over Unpaid Unemployment ClaimsSunshine State News (blog)

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Gov. Rick Scott’s busy week ends with naming re-election campaign team – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott’s busy week ends with naming re-election campaign team
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TALLAHASSEE — By his own account, it has been a great week for Florida Gov. Rick Scott. After months without a second-in-command, he announced a pick who was well received and on Friday he unveiled his re-election team. He’s criss-crossed the state to 
Florida Black Caucus Cancels Meeting With Rick Scott, Saying It Would Be Huffington Post
Gov. Rick Scott pitches long back-to-school tax holidayThe News-Press
Rick Scott names campaign leadership team; Thrasher to serve as chairmanFlorida Times-Union (blog)
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Rick Scott names campaign leadership team; Thrasher to serve as chairman – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rick Scott names campaign leadership team; Thrasher to serve as chairman
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott has picked state Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to serve as chairman of his re-election campaign. In the role of campaign chairman, Thrasher will work with campaign staff to help coordinate political strategy as Scott’s campaign

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Gov. Rick Scott to ask lawmakers to cut auto registration fee enacted under Crist – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott to ask lawmakers to cut auto registration fee enacted under Crist
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TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott’s push for a $400 million rollback in car and truck tag fees is drawing support from motorists and lawmakers as it revives a vote that many Republican lawmakers would rather forget. In Tampa Thursday, Scott called on the
Rick Scott Makes Reelection Efforts Official, Files Necessary Paperwork For Huffington Post
Gov. Rick Scott announces plan to reduce Florida vehicle registration fees Florida Times-Union
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wants to Cut Auto Registration FeesNBC 6 South Florida
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Rick Scott announces proposal to reduce vehicle registration fees, save … – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rick Scott announces proposal to reduce vehicle registration fees, save
Florida Times-Union (blog)
A plan to decrease vehicle registration fees will make up most of Gov. Rick Scott’s pledge to reduce taxes and fees by $500 million during spring’s legislative session. If passed, the proposal will impact fees ranging from state-imposed costs that pay

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