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  • Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget

    Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget
    TALLAHASSEE --  The surplus for next year's state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding. At a meeting Monday,...
  • Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader

    Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leader
    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police. No explanation was immediately given for the change by the governor's office or the FDLE. The governor's...
  • Time set for Gov. Rick Scott's swearing-in ceremony

    Time set for Gov. Rick Scott's swearing-in ceremony
    TALLAHASSEE --  Gov. Rick Scott's inauguration program will start at 11:20 a.m. Jan. 6, with Scott getting sworn in at noon, the Republican Party of Florida said Thursday. The ceremony will take place on the east steps of the Old Capitol. Scott, who...
  • Daly named head of state's juvenile-justice department

    Daly named head of state's juvenile-justice department
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move that was widely expected, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Christy Daly as secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Daly has served as interim secretary since July, following stints as deputy secretary,...
  • State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008

    State unemployment drops to 5.8 percent, lowest since May 2008
    The state’s unemployment rate dipped once again in November, hitting a number it hasn’t seen in more than six years. State officials said Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate improved to 5.8 percent, matching the rate of...
  • Scott promotes chief of staff to head transportation department

    Scott promotes chief of staff to head transportation department
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday chose Jim Boxold, who for the past year has been the Florida Department of Transportation's chief of staff, to take over the top position in the agency. Boxold's appointment to succeed Ananth Prasad as state...
  • Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing

    Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing
    TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state workers...
  • Bill seeks payment to autistic woman raped in state care

    Bill seeks payment to autistic woman raped in state care
    A severely mentally disabled woman, raped and impregnated in a state-supervised Orlando group home 12 years ago, would get $950,000 from state taxpayers if Florida lawmakers approve a new relief bill. The bill, introduced this week, would provide money...
  • Hidden Oaks teacher gets Governor's Shine Award

    Hidden Oaks teacher gets Governor's Shine Award
    Hidden Oaks Elementary School science teacher Alicia Foy, 55, a 14-year veteran of the School District of Palm Beach County, recently earned the Governor's Shine Award from Gov. Rick Scott and was recognized in Tallahassee along with nine other STEM...
  • Feds agree with Florida on school grading plan, Gov. Scott says

    Feds agree with Florida on school grading plan, Gov. Scott says
    The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and given Florida approval to continue counting students learning English in its A-to-F school grading system as it has for years. The federal department this summer turned down Florida's plan,...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...