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  • UCF trustees consider tuition hike for medical school

    UCF trustees consider tuition hike for medical school
    University of Central Florida trustees are considering whether to raise medical students' tuition and fees by nearly 5 percent for the 2015-16 year. The board's committee discussion Wednesday on the issue comes the same week as Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Video: Gov. Scott touts $1.6 bil for Florida springs

    Video: Gov. Scott touts $1.6 bil for Florida springs
     Gov. Rick Scott announced a 20-year-plan for funding Florida springs and Everglades restoration, as a part of of his 2015-16 budget, during a visit to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, in Maitland, Monday. Scott was joined by state environmental...
  • Gov. Rick Scott: 'We have too much testing.'

    Gov. Rick Scott: 'We have too much testing.'
    Gov. Rick Scott said today that Florida schools spend too much time on testing and that the Florida Legislature should fix that this year. Scott said a testing investigation he asked the Florida Department of Education to conduct should provide a...
  • Q Poll: Florida voters happy, but not with Gov. Rick Scott

    Q Poll: Florida voters happy, but not with Gov. Rick Scott
    A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds that Florida voters are feeling pretty good about the economy and things in general, but still aren't too happy with Gov. Rick Scott, who continues to have higher disapproval than approval ratings. The poll...
  • Scott recaps environment budget without mention of Amendment 1

    Scott recaps environment budget without mention of Amendment 1
    Gov. Rick Scott recapped on Monday his proposed budget's big-ticket fixes for everything from Everglades pollution to Wekiwa Springs flows. But not mentioned in his prepared address at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland was controversy...
  • Mayo: Come join my TP party!

    Mayo: Come join my TP party!
    Looks like my renewed effort to wipe out Florida sales tax on toilet paper is on a roll. In response to my Sunday column launching movement No. 2 (groan) I've received 128 emails (and counting) that I will forward to state legislative leaders and Gov....
  • Enterprise Florida names new chief business recruiter

    Enterprise Florida names new chief business recruiter
    TALLAHASSEE — The former director of PortMiami was tapped Thursday to serve as Gov. Rick Scott's top business recruiter. The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors approved the selection of Bill Johnson, who spent eight years at the helm of...
  • Scott apologizes for handling of Bailey's ouster

    Scott apologizes for handling of Bailey's ouster
    TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott apologized Thursday for the way he forced out the state's top cop, but he maintained he did nothing wrong even as other Republican elected officials continued to call for additional investigations into how it was...
  • FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders

    FDLE chief's ouster could force changes in Cabinet hiring of leaders
    TALLAHASSEE  — 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...
  • When it comes to Gov. Scott, Pam Bondi has little bark

    If only Pam Bondi loved her job as much as she loves dogs. As the state's attorney general, Bondi is a member of the Florida Cabinet. She and the other Cabinet members — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam...
  • 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...