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  • Scott needs to broaden vision for state's future

    Scott needs to broaden vision for state's future
    Gov. Rick Scott kicked off his second term Tuesday vowing to keep cutting taxes and government "to make Florida No. 1 in job opportunities and growth." Jobs are important — just ask anyone who doesn't have one. But we'd hope the governor's...
  • Scott takes oath of office, urges Northerners to move here

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott entered the history books Tuesday, taking the oath for a second term and vowing to use it to continue cutting the scope of government and to brandish Florida's pro-business climate. Scott, the 45th governor of...
  • Should we invite more people to live in Florida?

    Should we invite more people to live in Florida?
           Rick Scott is feeling the swagger. Too much swagger, if you ask me. The Florida governor, obviously overjoyed that the state has overtaken New York as the third most populous state in the country, now wants everybody to move here. We&...
  • Mayo: Gay marriage pulls all-nighter in South Florida

    Mayo: Gay marriage pulls all-nighter in South Florida
    They met at a charity bike ride for AIDS nearly 15 years ago, a 275-mile journey from Orlando to Hollywood that led them to this place they never expected. So here they were, past 4 a.m. on Tuesday, the last couple in line waiting to get their...
  • State trying to chip away at your right to know

    State trying to chip away at your right to know
    With a few simple mouse clicks you can renew your driver's license, look up the deed to your house — even check the latest health-inspection report at your favorite restaurant. Getting access to public records in this digital age is easier, cheaper...
  • Lawmakers eye Fla. utilities' ties to regulators

    Lawmakers eye Fla. utilities' ties to regulators
    TALLAHASSEE — A group of Pinellas County lawmakers Thursday backed a wide-ranging bill intended to end the appearance of cozy relationships between state utility regulators and power companies. The bill (SB 288), filed by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-...
  • Governor plans $20M for technical training

    Governor plans $20M for technical training
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Thursday for a $20 million grant program that would give money to local training centers that focus on technical skills. The money will be part of Scott's upcoming 2015 budget request and will require applicants to...
  • Webster's woes, Buffett's shows, poor Marco Rubio

    Webster's woes, Buffett's shows, poor Marco Rubio
    Today's Friday Files have something for everyone — from sports talk and baby names to political beat-downs and some Jimmy Buffett intel. A Washington smackdown. We start with Congressman Daniel Webster, the Orlando Republican who thought he would...
  • Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report

    Orlando tech jobs highlighted in state job growth report
    Friday’s release of state employment numbers showed that the Orlando area has added more jobs in the past 12 months – 46,000 – than other Florida metros. In fact, Gov. Rick Scott chose a Maitland-based tech company, Viewpost, as the...
  • 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'...
  • 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...