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  • Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014

    Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014
    TAMPA — A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that more than 97 million visited the state last year, according to...
  • 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...
  • Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner

    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she is one of a few people who knows exactly how Gerald Bailey feels. Like the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, Carroll says she was taken by surprise when she was...
  • Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida

    Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida
    Paying alimony for life soon could be dead in Florida, if the state Legislature approves radical reforms this year. This would be the second such attempt to do away with an alimony system that some call outdated. The Legislature tried to eliminate...
  • Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial

    Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
  • Expressway authority chairman aims to win public trust

    Welton Cadwell is well aware of the bleak history of metro Orlando's road-building agency: the grand jury investigations, the forced resignations and, most of all, the almost obligatory pledge to do better. Cadwell, a Lake County commissioner who...
  • Immigration debate really about low wages, cheap products

    Immigration debate really about low wages, cheap products
    Last week, America's never-ending talk about immigration droned on. President Barack Obama talked about the need for reform. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio did the same. House Republicans claimed they'd soon have "the toughest border security bill ever." Blah,...
  • Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe

    Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe
    Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he would cooperate with any investigation that might be launched into allegations that he and his office made politically motivated requests to the state's former top law-enforcement official. Scott has denied any wrongdoing...
  • Scott fires back at ex-FDLE chief's allegations

    Scott fires back at ex-FDLE chief's allegations
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, responding to an ongoing furor that is overshadowing his second term in office, provided a detailed response Thursday to allegations that he and his staff made improper and politically motivated requests to the...
  • Mayo: Not-so-great Scott stumbles again

    Mayo: Not-so-great Scott stumbles again
    When the history of 21st century Florida is written, one of the great mysteries will be Gov. Rick Scott. As in: How did this guy get elected twice? (I suppose the same thing can be said by detractors of our last two presidents, Barack Obama and George W....
  • Rick Scott appoints attorney to State Board of Education

    Rick Scott appoints attorney to State Board of Education
    Gov. Rick Scott today appointed a former attorney at the Florida Department of Education to the State Board of Education, which helps set education policy. Michael Olenick, 62, will fill a seat left open by the recent resignation of board member Ada...