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Rick Scott


OMG, Scott could be running mate for Trump

May 4, 2016

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Most of the speculation around Gov. Rick Scott’s political future has centered on a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018, when incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson will be…


California governor mocks Scott

April 27, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott likes to travel to states with Democratic governors and try to lure their corporations to the Sunshine State. This year Scott is touting the state’s low minimum wage. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s…


Scott, Atwater split over insurance commissioner

March 30, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state has resumed its search for a new insurance commissioner after Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach agreement Tuesday. Atwater recommended…

2016 Election

Scott asks GOP to ‘Come Together’ behind Trump

March 16, 2016

A day after front-runner Donald Trump dominated Florida’s Republican presidential primary, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on the GOP to “come together” and support the controversial real-estate developer. Scott had declined to endorse a candidate…

Jail Bars

Juvenile Detention dispute over

March 9, 2016

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida House on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would end years of legal wrangling between the state and counties over juvenile-detention costs. The vote sends the…