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3 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

Per Student Spending: Highest In Florida History Next Year

PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, "I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida's per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan is spearheading a move to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, putting millions of dollars of his own money and his considerable public-speaking skills behind it.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government

11 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Include Detainees In Upcoming Executive Action

A group of seven young activists risked arrest Wednesday outside one of the most notorious private prisons in the country: the Broward Transitional Center , run by the corporation GEO Group.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Florida DOC Secretary vows to correct serious problems in state prisons

A year ago, the Legislature and Governor Rick Scott authorized the privatization of health care services to the state's Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tampa, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Gov. Scott stops in Bonita Springs for 'Let's Keep Florida Working' tour

Scott stopped at the Chamber of Commerce in Bonita Springs where he shared plans to put money into airports, sea ports, aerospace and roads.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bonita Springs, FL, University of Central Florida

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Hispanic...

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott today announced the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month contests and invite students in kindergarten through 12th grades to participate in the art and essay contests.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Florida College

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Bay area wins big in Scott campaign push

The governor was at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, talking about the transportation part of his re-election campaign.

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The News Tribune

Scandals hiding in plain sight

A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Andrew Cuomo

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Last day to request absentee ballot for primary election

If you don't want to head to the polls in person on Tuesday, you can also vote early.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Lee County, FL, US Governors, Bonita Springs, FL

The Miami Herald

Gov. Rick Scott and Adam Putnam disclose a few more details on King Ranch trips

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam still won't answer key questions about his trips to King Ranch, where he and other top Florida Republican elected officials have visited.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Despite interest in FSU presidency opening, state Sen. John Thrasher still running for re-election

State Sen. John Thrasher is competing this fall for both another term in the Legislature and the presidency of Florida State University.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, St. Augustine, FL, US Governors

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Scott questions Citizens' trips abroad

Scott questions Citizens' trips abroad Gov. Rick Scott called on Citizen's Property Insurance to explain expensive trips overseas on taxpayers' dimes.

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Orlando Weekly

Rick Scott's private email scandal

"[Attorney] Steve Andrews has a personal grudge against state government and no shortage of time to file lawsuits as a trial lawyer representing himself.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott Awards Three Businesses with Governor's Business Ambassador Award

During today's meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Comfort Keepers, Mettron Contracting, and LBS South with the Governor's Business Ambassador Award for their commitment to creating jobs.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Caleb (Jacksonville, FL), Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL

Bradenton.com

California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Capital Soup

Governor Scott Honors Two with the Medal of Heroism

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Detective Robert Smith, of the Martin County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Marcos Diaz, of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, with the Medal of Heroism for their courageous actions and service to Florida families.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Boat Disaster

Capital Soup

Gov. Scott and Fla. Cabinet Issue Resolution in Support of Israel

Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet issued the following resolution declaring the State of Florida stands with Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Terrorism,

Capital Soup

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA's preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 , an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.

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Daily Kos

Elections Morning Digest: Rick Scott's huge ad blitz doesn't do much for his numbers

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Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Florida, Florida Government, US Politics, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mike Ross

Highlands Today

New school year will usher in significant changes

Big changes for the 2014-15 school year starting Wednesday include 16 new school administrators, changes to the Code of Student Conduct and the introduction of new Florida Standards and the Florida Standards Assessments.

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Related Topix: Florida, Highlands County, FL, Avon Park, FL, Brooker, FL, US Governors

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