Florida Governor Rick Scott

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is naming Carlos Beruff to chair Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been talking up the Republican Congress’ plans for the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare. But while he’s in Washington D.C. meeting with President Donald Trump’s administration, his public comments are being criticized at home.

Rep. Randy Fine (R-Brevard Co.) reading his letter to Governor Rick Scott.
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Florida’s Governor and House leaders are at each other’s throats over funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  Murmurs are growing louder lawmakers will need a special session to agree on a budget.  Both sides are digging in, and the battle lines are becoming clear in a recent letter.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is crisscrossing the state calling out lawmakers by name for voting to gut two state agencies.

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Florida’s governor, House speaker and Senate president are circling one another looking for leverage on their own budget priorities.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for tax cuts again despite this year’s hazy budget outlook.  The governor unveiled his budget proposal Tuesday.

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Florida’s Cabinet is dealing with an embattled agency in flux.  Friday Department of Environmental Protection secretary Jon Steverson resigned—effective February third.  Now Governor Rick Scott is lining up a special cabinet meeting next week to fill the vacancy.

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Governor Rick Scott are in a stand-off when it comes to incentives.  After Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting the governor defended using public money to boost business in the state.

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Late last year it appeared state officials were staking out a position against financing land purchases with new bonds.  Now that resistance may be softening slightly. 

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A philosophical debate is taking shape in the Florida Capitol about what role the government should play in the economy. How lawmakers come down on economic development programs could have real consequences for Governor Rick Scott’s top priorities.

Sgt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed Monday morning.
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The Orlando police department is in mourning after a shooter Monday gunned down one of its officers and a sheriff’s deputy died in the manhunt for the suspect.  Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared the week first responder appreciation week.

Gov. Rick Scott is suing the federal government over Low-Income Pool funding.
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Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will not be joining the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. Instead, Scott plans to finish out his term in the state capitol.

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The 2016 election is still fresh in the minds of voters, but candidates are already gearing up for 2018.

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Floridians now have until the end of the day Tuesday October 18 to get signed up to vote. A federal judge Wednesday extended the state’s voter registration deadline.

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A coalition of reproductive rights groups says Florida isn’t doing enough to combat the Zika virus. The Zika virus is now affecting more than one thousand Floridians, and public health officials worry the mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted illness will continue to spread.

Money Available To Hermine-Impacted Small Businesses

Oct 10, 2016
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An Emergency Bridge Loan Program is helping local businesses to recover from Hurricane Hermine. 

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Governor Rick Scott says he won’t extend the state’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew. That decision is attracting criticism from one Florida political scientist.

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Activists hope to have a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would automatically restore voting rights to Florida’s felons. Now officials are looking at how the measure might affect the state’s bottom line.

Gov. Scott's clean up efforts could lay the ground work for his next political move.
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Florida Governor Rick Scott has been putting his shoulder into Hurricane Hermine response efforts.

Governor Scott helping clear debris with the Florida Department of Transportation and volunteers.
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Governor Rick Scott spent Wednesday clearing debris with a group of volunteers from state agencies.

Gov. Rick Scott speaking at the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.
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Updated: Tropical Depression Nine is now Tropical Storm Hermine. It is expected to make landfall in the panhandle. The Coastal areas of Franklin and Wakulla County are under evacuation notices, and Big Bend school districts have announced closures.

Governor Rick Scott in his office in front of a Florida flag
Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Florida officials announced a new locally transmitted Zika case Wednesday—this time in Palm Beach County. It’s the second case stemming from local mosquitos in the county, but officials say the two cases aren’t connected.

Governor Confirms New Zika Hot Zone

Aug 19, 2016
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  Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed Friday afternoon that Zika is being locally transmitted in Miami Beach. The governor said five people have been infected, bringing the total number of local cases to 36.

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With state lawmakers tussling over water policy ahead of next year’s legislative session, the governor is reiterating his bid for cleaner water.  He’s also asking the feds for money to clean up algae.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s spat with a gold star family is putting Florida’s top elected officials in an awkward position.

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