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Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Governor Rick Scott "Let's Keep Working Tax Cut Bus Tour" will be in Pensacola on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox Street. Joining Scott will be Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and other VIPs. Organizers have said, "This is a [...]

No Surprises in Governor’s race

No Surprises in Governor’s race

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Republican incumbent Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are headed for a November battle of the governors after both easily sailed through Tuesday's primary elections. The race between Scott and his predecessor Crist is already one of the nation's [...]

Scott talks climate change with scientists

Scott talks climate change with scientists

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Amid questions about his views on global warming, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday met with five Florida scientists who urged him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change. They spent their 30-minute appointment with the [...]

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not [...]

Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

Unemployment rate holds steady in Florida

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. The numbers indicate there were about 1,600 fewer people employed in July in [...]

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

State sets six major road projects for 2015, closest is Bay County

Six large road projects throughout Florida, with a combined cost of $806.7 million, have been formally moved to the front of the state's Five Year Work Program. The change means work on the projects, some of which hadn't been scheduled to begin until after 2020, will start in 2015, a state [...]

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By DARA KAM AND BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Politicos often refer to campaign time as the "silly season," hallmarked by numerous (sometimes frivolous) complaints of both the official and the [...]

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Bristow appointed to Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Jamie Bristow, 45, of Pensacola, is the president of Nonprofit Match Inc. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 6, 2014, and ending December 31, 2015. Hope McMath, [...]

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 19 Florida companies – including Florida IHMC and Gulf Power – are interesting in taking part in the Governor’s new STEM teacher summer residency initiative. The initiative is part of the Governor’s “Jobs for the Next Generation” policy and will [...]

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Governor Rick Scott continued his two-week “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour in Pensacola yesterday at Global Business Solutions, introducing his policies to make Florida the nation’s leader in growing emerging industries with good-paying jobs. The centerpiece of his plan, according to his [...]

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Florida governor, a new poll shows. Crist leads Scott by a margin of 45 percent to [...]

Scott earns NRA love

Scott earns NRA love

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott appears nearly bulletproof right now in the eyes of the National Rifle Association. That assessment of Scott comes as the NRA notes that more pro-gun bills have been signed into law in the past four years than during any other recent [...]

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