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Rick Scott focused on Irma recovery

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Gov. Rick Scott can’t stop, won’t stop as the state mops up from Hurricane Irma.

Scott, who’s in Jacksonville this Tuesday morning, was all about preparedness as the storm approached. Now he’s focused on recovery, his daily schedule shows, with a media interview thrown in:

“7:20 a.m. — Call With Florida Power And Light President And CEO Eric Silagy Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:35 a.m. — Call With Tampa Electric President And CEO Gordon Gillette Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:45 a.m. — Call With U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers District Commander Jason Kirk Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:50 a.m. — Call With Port Tampa Bay President And CEO Paul Anderson Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“8:00 a.m. — Interview On CBS This Morning (Via Phone)

“9:00 a.m. —  Aerial Tour Of Hurricane Irma Impacts In Jacksonville”

We’ll update the schedule as the Governor’s communications office releases more details throughout the day.

Updated 9:30 a.m. — Scott will join Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun, the state’s Adjutant General, and “Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and members of the National Guard on an aerial tour to assess damage from Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville,” his office said.

Then he’ll brief the media after the tour, around 10:15 this morning, at Jacksonville International SHELTAIR, 14600 Whirlwind Ave.

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Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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