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  • Scott plans a job-themed swearing-in party

    Scott plans a job-themed swearing-in party
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is planning a business-financed, job-themed celebration for the fact that he is keeping his own. The Republican governor is planning jobs-themed inauguration events, including a “Jobs Jamboree” tour of the...
  • Testing review underway in Florida

    Testing review underway in Florida
    During his recent campaign for re-election, Gov. Rick Scott called for a "thorough investigation" of standardized testing in Florida's public schools. "That work has begun," Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning at the State Board of...
  • It's official: Rick Scott won the election

    It's official: Rick Scott won the election
      The results of the state's Nov. 4 general election, which included the re-election of Gov. Rick Scott and each member of the state Cabinet, were quickly certified Tuesday by a substitute lineup of the Elections Canvassing Commission. The...
  • New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

    New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead
    TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.” But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
  • New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature

    New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in four years, Central Florida is once again taking hold of the gavel in the state Legislature. Although they took different paths to get there, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate...
  • Shedding more light on your FPL bill

    Shedding more light on your FPL bill
    On Election Day, the Sun-Sentinel ran an article by Florida Power & Light Co. President Eric Silagy. He wrote that "FPL customer bills are lower today than they were five years ago..." Until January, Silagy will be right. In less than two months,...
  • Stop the testing madness in Florida

    Stop the testing madness in Florida
    There's an important trend sweeping Florida that every state politician should acknowledge and act upon. We're seeing a serious backlash against our test-obsessed culture that prematurely places consequences from high-stakes standardized testing on...
  • Pundit: Dems' turnout plan failed: Front & Center

    This year's contest for Florida governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist drew interest around the country. Scott, despite struggling with chronically low public-approval ratings during his first term,...
  • First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department

    First order of business for Gov. Rick Scott: Investigate Tallahassee Police Department
    Running off at the typewriter … So who exactly is the Chief of Police at the Tallahassee Police Department — Chief Osceola, Gene Deckerhoff or Jimbo Fisher? Everybody, including Leon County state attorney Willie Meggs, knows how the TPD...
  • Florida should raise its minimum wage

    Florida should raise its minimum wage
    It is time for Florida to lead. Every once in awhile in the history of this great country, the federal government just can't get the job done. Partisan gridlock, constitutional uncertainty, public distrust all play a role. But one of the great strengths...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Lifetime licenses: Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman's Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 — half the current cost of $1,000 — from Nov. 24-Dec. 31. The license covers saltwater...