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Scott declares Jobs victory

Scott declares Jobs victory

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the state's unemployment rate was posted at its lowest rate since May 2008. Four years ago, Scott's jobs pledge was [...]

FDOT secretary steps down

FDOT secretary steps down

PRASAD TO STEP DOWN AS TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad has become the third of Gov. Rick Scott's agency heads to step down since the general election. Prasad, a professional engineer tapped by [...]

The Ultimate Post Mortem on Scott vs. Crist

The Ultimate Post Mortem on Scott vs. Crist

Peter Schorsch, founder of SaintPetersBlog.com, has published his list of 16 reasons why Charlie Crist lost to Rick Scott. Here are six that caught my attention: 1. Crist's 'lost November' - The decision by Crist to announce his campaign on November 4, 2013 (a personal one made by Crist who [...]

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist marched down the street in Fort Lauderdale, visited black churches in two counties and stumped with Vice President Joe Biden in a last-minute push Sunday, the final day of early voting in [...]

First Amendment Foundation asks candidates about their private email accounts and computers

First Amendment Foundation asks candidates about their private email accounts and computers

The First Amendment Foundation, the non-profit that promotes open government Florida, asked the two gubernatorial candidates. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, to answer a few questions regarding Florida's sunshine laws. Unfortunately one candidate replied. "Florida has a long and rich tradition of [...]

Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to support from independent voters, a poll released Thursday gives Democrat Charlie Crist a slight edge over Republican Gov. Rick Scott as they head into the frantic final days of this year's campaign. Crist has the support of 43 percent [...]

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Escambia County over then next 12 years. “Today’s announcement that Navy Federal will create 5,000 more jobs for Floridians is a huge win for the Florida families,” Scott said. “Because [...]

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Gov. Rick Scott released this morning his 2020 plan ...two years longer than his second term, if he is re-elected. The plan calls for $1 billion in additional tax cuts for cell phones and business rental space, while increasing spending on higher education ($30M), K-2 education ($19.6B), [...]

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA One of the most closely watched governor's races in the country seems to be morphing back into a traditional political battle, based on a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist tied two weeks before [...]

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Women and men are polar opposites in the Florida governor's race, as likely voters split 42 - 42 percent between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, with 7 percent for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll [...]

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In their final --- and most heated --- debate before the Nov. 4 election, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist came out swinging Tuesday night, excoriating each other's records as the state's chief executive and each painting [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

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