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  • Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation

    Ouster of FDLE chief demands investigation
    Gov. Rick Scott is right: Leadership posts in state government are not lifetime appointments. But that fact doesn't get Scott off the hook if he misled the public about the replacement of the longtime commissioner of the Florida Department of Law...
  • FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders

    FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders
    TALLAHASSEEĀ  — The abrupt ouster of the leader of Florida's main law-enforcement agency could lead to a major shake-up in how the state Cabinet and the governor hire top officials. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Wednesday called for an...
  • Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe

    Rick Scott's FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
    If someone accused Rick Scott of being a liar who abused the power of his office, I wouldn't normally call that big news. I might just call it Tuesday. Scott, after all, is one of the least popular governors in Florida history. And he's been dogged by...
  • Investigate charges that Scott abused power

    Gov. Rick Scott and members of his administration are accused of abusing their power — and worse. By demanding an investigation into those accusations, the Florida Cabinet can remind Scott that he's governor, not emperor. Last week, the four-...
  • Florida getting bigger, but is it really better?

    Florida getting bigger,  but is it really better?
    To understand the impact of Florida becoming the third-largest state, you have to understand how comparatively little time it took to happen. In 1960, Florida's population was 5 million. The state was smaller than Massachusetts. New York was nearly...
  • In some states, tax cut promises collide with budget realities

    WASHINGTON Many newly elected and re-elected Republican governors stormed into office pledging to cut taxes. Now, in the face of lower-than-expected revenues, some are in a predicament that might remind movie buffs of the 1972 film "The Candidate," in...
  • Report: Ousted FDLE chief alleges meddling by Gov. Rick Scott, aides

    Report: Ousted FDLE chief alleges meddling by Gov. Rick Scott, aides
    Gerald Bailey, Florida Department of Law Enforcement's ousted commissioner, claims he resisted efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to falsely name someone a target in a criminal case, hire political allies for state jobs and intercede in an...
  • Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about

    Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about
    As Gov. Rick Scott beckons residents of other states to move to Florida, touting a growth in jobs and lower taxes, he ignores the fact that nearly half of those already living in the Sunshine State are barely making ends meet. That's because jobs here...
  • 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...
  • Blaise Ingoglia elected chairman of Florida GOP

    The Republican Party of Florida has a new chairman. Party activists on Saturday rejected Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked chairman and elected Blaise Ingoglia to lead the party. Ingoglia defeated Leslie Dougher, who took over the party eight months ago...
  • Orange teacher raises part of new agreement

    Orange teacher raises part of new agreement
    Most teachers in Orange County's public schools will get raises of $3,100 or $2,000 this year, plus an extra $1,000 bonus, according to an agreement reached Thursday between district administrators and the local teachers union. The two-year salary...