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  • New Crist ad, same misleading education claims

    New Crist ad, same misleading education claims
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democrat Charlie Crist has a new ad that continues the misleading mudslinging both he and Republican Gov. Rick Scott have engaged in relative to education spending: namely, that they increased it, while their opponent cut it. The ads...
  • Seniors: Talk about our issues

    Seniors: Talk about our issues
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us. A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...
  • Scott briefly sits with climate scientists

    Scott briefly sits with climate scientists
    TALLAHASSEE -- After months of dodging questions about climate change, Gov. Rick Scott met today with a panel of climate scientists who have been trying to brief him on the human influence on global warming. Then he quickly left the office without...
  • Crist outraises Scott again in direct $$$$

    Crist outraises Scott again in direct $$$$
    TALLAHASSEE -- Everybody's favorite game of spinning non-comparable campaign fund-raising into earned media continued again Monday in Florida's gubernatorial contest. Likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist reporting raising $2.2 million in April...
  • Team Scott boasts $3 million campaign-cash haul for April

    Team Scott boasts $3 million campaign-cash haul for April
    TALLAHASSEE -- The political machine around Republican Gov. Rick Scott's re-election effort is boasting he raised $3 million in April, a showing the GOP hopes will end a streak of Democrat Charlie Crist out-raising the incumbent in hard money. Just over...
  • Legislature sends governor in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Legislature sends governor in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE – In a dramatic shift of policy, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a measure Friday granting discounted tuition rates to the children of illegal immigrants. The bill would grant in-state tuition rates to thousands of...
  • Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets

    Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets
    TALLAHASSEE -- In the midst of a high-profile fight over the governor's office, civil-rights and media organizations are asking the Florida Supreme Court to force Gov. Rick Scott and other candidates to disclose more details about their personal wealth....
  • Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill

    Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott the Orlando expressway merger bill
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan Thursday to create a new Central Florida Expressway Authority which would oversee billions of dollars in regional road-projects. The Senate voted 36-0 to go along with a House compromise to...
  • Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill

    Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill
    TALLAHASSEE – On the final day of session, the Florida Senate sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan to legalize a low-THC version of medical marijuana that could be used by cancer patients and children with degenerative seizures. Scott has already pledged...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1

    Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters. The plan signals...