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  • GOP activists reject Gov. Scott's hand-picked party chairman

    GOP activists reject Gov. Scott's hand-picked party chairman
    Republican activists rejected Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked party chairman Saturday and instead elected Blaise Ingoglia to lead the state GOP. Ingoglia won decisively on a second ballot, defeating Leslie Dougher 132-90. Dougher took over the Republican...
  • Florida Gov. admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is saying he mishandled the ouster of the head of Florida's main law enforcement agency. Scott made the statement at the start of Thursday's meeting of the governor and Cabinet. He did not explain what exactly he could have...
  • Governor Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of state's top cop

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in a rare moment of contrition, acknowledged Thursday that he mishandled the way he forced out the head of the state's law enforcement agency. Scott made the remarks at a public meeting with the three-member Cabinet. The...
  • Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal

    Scott, Cabinet sued over FDLE scandal
    TALLAHASSEE — News media organizations and open-government advocates are upping the pressure on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet by filing a lawsuit that alleges the handling of the forced resignation of the state's top law-enforcement...
  • Superintendents: Freeze school grades, eliminate some tests

    Superintendents: Freeze school grades, eliminate some tests
    A group of Florida school superintendents -- including Orange County's Barbara Jenkins -- met with Gov. Rick Scott last week, asking for the elimination of some state-required tests and the freezing of school grades for two years. The 10 superintendents...
  • Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial

    Get politics out of prisons with oversight: Editorial
    For the past couple of weeks, Gov. Rick Scott and his staff have been denying allegations from Gerald Bailey, the ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, that the governor's office made politically motivated demands on him and his...
  • Illinois governor brings in 'budgetary Grim Reaper' to tame state finances

    CHICAGO Since Republican Bruce Rauner was elected governor in November, the dominant question in Illinois has been how the private-equity veteran would tackle the finances of a state whose governance has been compared with that of teetering Greece. The...
  • Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors

    Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors
    Here we go again. Yet another public official is padding his campaign pockets with money from those associated with his public job. This week, we have Dean Asher, who is running for the state Senate while serving as a member of Orlando International...
  • Scott says staff did not push out Bailey suddenly

    Scott says staff did not push out Bailey suddenly
    TALLAHASSEE  --  Gov. Rick Scott's office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December. The latest salvo from the governor's...
  • Stay course on reservoirs for Lake O runoff

    Stay course on reservoirs for Lake O runoff
    Like clockwork, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River this month, prompting familiar protests from area residents and environmentalists who want Gov. Rick Scott to fund a fix that sends the...
  • Lawyers for Scott balk at releasing governor's financial records

    Lawyers for Scott balk at releasing governor's financial records
    TALLAHASSEE — Lawyers for Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a wealthy former businessman who put up millions of his money to help his two campaigns, are refusing to hand over detailed financial information that could answer whether Scott is violating a state...