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  • Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature

     Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature
    The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis. This is not all that surprising. SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader. It's how he is...
  • Rick Scott, the one-term wonder? Poll says yes

    Rick Scott, the one-term wonder? Poll says yes
    If you don't like Rick Scott, wait three years and nine months and he should be gone. That's according to the first poll taken since voters have had a chance to assess their new leader. Generally, governors see an uptick in their popularity after...
  • The death of immigration reform: Just what Big Business wants

    The death of immigration reform: Just what Big Business wants
    Was illegal immigration a top issue for you in last year's campaign? Were you one of those who voted for a candidate specifically because he ran around screaming the word "Arizona" a lot? If so, you got played for a fool. Because, with one day left...
  • Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?

    Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?
    Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney  - FL AG Adam Putnam is the state chairman - FL CFO Jeff Atwater is the state finance chairman - FL AG Pam Bondi is the national advisor - State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville) - State Sen. JD...
  • Free-market pols should go after taxes

    Free-market pols should go after taxes
    Florida's case against tax dodgers Expedia, Orbitz and other online-travel companies just got a lot easier. Recently released documents from a court case in Georgia help Florida make its case by showing that the companies knew as far back as 2003 that...
  • Why hasn't Gov. Rick Scott taken a stand on FPL's proposed rate hike?

    Why hasn't Gov. Rick Scott taken a stand on FPL's proposed rate hike?
    Critics of Florida Power & Light's proposed $690 million base rate hikehave questioned why Gov. Rick Scotthasn't taken a position on it. The increase would amount to $7.09 more a month on the base part of a monthly bill for customers who use 1,000...
  • Will Attorney General Bondi oppose FPL's rate hike?

    Will Attorney General Bondi oppose FPL's rate hike?
    Why hasn’t Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi taken a stand on FPL’s request to increase base electric rates $690 million, or nearly $7 a month for a typical customer? Former Florida Attorney Generals Bill McCollum and Charlie Crist were...
  • Inaugural Pool Report: Scott signs orders, dodges questions

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott hustled from the inaugural stage to his Capitol office where shortly before 1 p.m. he signed four executive orders aimed at fulfilling some of his campaign  pledges. Scott...
  • Leftover observations from Gov. Scott’s inaugural ball

     
    (Photo by Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel.) From a reporter who's not used to noshing at galas. Last time I wore my good suit was 20 pounds ago, so it's a squeeze … – Arrived at the governor's ball at 7 sharp and parking lot at the Tallahassee...
  • Aircraft sale and political theater

     
    The sale of state-owned aircraft won't affect Rick Scott very much. The governor will just use his private jet, which is exactly what he did Thursday in flying from Tallahassee to Opa-Locka, and, quite likely, what he did after a press conference a...
  • Federal judge refuses to dismiss Scott’s campaign-finance lawsuit

     
    From reporter Gary Fineout's The Fine Print blog: Put this down in the “whatever happened to?” department. A federal judge has refused to end a lawsuit that then-candidate Rick Scott used to block a key part of Florida’s public campaign...