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  • Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE

    Gov. Scott won't explain shakeup at FDLE
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's main law enforcement agency is getting a new leader, but questions remain about why Gov. Rick Scott abruptly shook up the agency. Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted on Tuesday to appoint Richard Swearingen as the new...
  • Gov. Scott proposes more cash for public schools

    Gov. Scott proposes more cash for public schools
    TALLAHASSEE — Relying on continued growth in property values around the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed increasing the amount of money for the state's public schools. Scott, who promised during his re-election campaign to raise...
  • Florida's Medicaid expansion may finally happen ... because chamber of commerce wants it

    For more than a year, gobs of people have urged the Florida Legislature to accept expanded Medicaid money from the feds. We're talking about hospital execs, health-care experts, advocates for the poor, proponents of the economy, newspaper editorial...
  • Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for technical centers

    Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for technical centers
    Gov. Rick Scott is proposing $20 million in funding for technical center, an idea he outlined Monday at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek, the largest technical school in Florida. The proposed funding is separate from the education budget...
  • Is New Jersey our vision of the future?

    I finally understand Rick Scott. He wants to turn Florida into New Jersey. Seriously. Did you see and hear him at his inauguration last week? Sitting near him were a couple of his buddies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Jersey Gov. Chris "I'm a...
  • 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...
  • Everglades group wants state to buy more Big Sugar land

    Everglades group wants state to buy more Big Sugar land
    Buying more Big Sugar land is at the top of Everglades advocates' 2015 to-do list, with taxpayers potentially facing a price tag that could hit $350 million. The Everglades Coalition is calling for the state to buy another 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar...
  • Final words: Pay attention, keep powerful accountable

    Final words: Pay attention, keep powerful accountable
    TALLAHASSEE — It wasn't a banner year for transparency in Florida government. Gov. Rick Scott went to California courts to fight releasing emails from private accounts while his re-election was underway. We learned how Republican political...
  • Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech

    Text of Gov. Rick Scott inauguration speech
    Governor Rick Scott’s Inaugural Address Remarks as Prepared for Delivery First and foremost, thank you to the people of Florida. Without your confidence and support, we would not be here today. I certainly would never have made it here, or made it...
  • Raucous midnight marriages make way for quieter Florida same-sex weddings

    Same-sex couples who made their way early Tuesday to Florida county clerks' offices didn't want to wait another moment to be wed. For some, the event was a planned affair involving friends, family and natty wedding attire. Others went to apply for a...
  • Scott takes oath for second term, urges Northerners to move to Florida

    Scott takes oath for second term, urges Northerners to move to Florida
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott entered the history books Tuesday as he was sworn into a second term and vowed to use it to continue cutting the scope of government while brandishing Florida’s business bona fides. The 45th governor of Florida,...