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  • Time set for Gov. Rick Scott's swearing-in ceremony

    Time set for Gov. Rick Scott's swearing-in ceremony
    TALLAHASSEE --  Gov. Rick Scott's inauguration program will start at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 6, with Scott getting sworn in at noon, the Republican Party of Florida said Thursday. The ceremony will take place on the east steps of the Old Capitol. Scott, who...
  • Daly named head of state's juvenile-justice department

    Daly named head of state's juvenile-justice department
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move that was widely expected, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Christy Daly as secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Daly has served as interim secretary since July, following stints as deputy secretary,...
  • Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader

    Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader
    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police. No explanation was immediately given for the change by the governor's office or the FDLE. The governor's...
  • Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget

    Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget
    TALLAHASSEE --  The surplus for next year's state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding. At a meeting Monday,...
  • Education is best left to the pros: My Word

    Education is best left to the pros: My Word
    All over Florida, there is distress about the increase in K-12 student testing in our public schools. Parents and school boards have sought ways to opt out . Everyone has it wrong. Recently, I have realized that this spike in testing isn't about...
  • Gov. Scott's failed promise of transparency

    Gov. Scott's failed promise of transparency
    Gov. Rick Scott has some explainin' to do. For more than a year, he claimed he didn't violate Florida's public records law by using his private Gmail account for public business as alleged in a lawsuit. It turns out he was mistaken. Scott's lawyers last...
  • C2C trail an example of what government does right

    C2C trail an example of what government does right
    A governor's veto usually is a death knell, the ceremonial demise of a project or idea. For Florida's coast-to-coast bike trail, Gov. Rick Scott's rejection in 2013 wasn't so much an end as it was a beginning. The veto pen's ink was barely dry before...
  • Scott using creative math as he pledges tax cut

    You might have heard Gov. Rick Scott's pledge to cut $1 billion in taxes over the next two years and thought, "Great! What's in it for me?" For most Floridians, the best-case answer would be, "Not much." The worst-case answer would be, "Actually, you'...
  • Can Republicans really change their image?

    The Republican Party of Palm Beach County is poised to elect Boca Raton attorney Michael Barnett as its first black chairman on Wednesday. Barnett said one of his top priorities would be bringing more voters of color under the GOP tent, and...
  • Road and development plans for Central Florida's last frontier stir controversy

    Road and development plans for Central Florida's last frontier stir controversy
    Central Florida's last frontier, a vast expanse of ranchland from near Orlando to central Brevard County, could be crisscrossed with superhighways leading to the creation of a new metropolis if blueprints for the region's future get traction. A yearlong...
  • Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial

    Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination: Editorial
    When Rick Scott was asked during one of this fall's gubernatorial debates about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on the ban...