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Rick Scott makes eight judicial, state board appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced eight appointments and reappointments this week to a variety of Florida judicial, state boards, and commissions.

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Rick Scott announces eight state board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced eight appointments and reappointments to a variety of Florida state boards and commissions. Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, Inc. Scott began by reappointing Luke Buzard to the Early Learning Coalition Hillsborough County, Inc., which collaborates with agencies throughout the community to offer a range of early learning services. Buzard, 37, of Wesley Chapel, is the pipeline safety director at TECO Energy. He previously served as chair of both the Accounting Circle at University…

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Task Force wants money to fight encroachment on Florida military bases

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Florida would place its military installations at risk of commercial encroachment — and, possibly, closure — without adequate funding for land acquisition through the Florida Forever land acquisition program, a military support organization warned Thursday. Some $3 million from U.S. Department of Defense funds will be lost at the end of 2018 unless the state provides matching funds, said Bruce Grant, Enterprise Florida vice president for military programs, told the Florida Defense Support Task Force during a meeting in Tallahassee. The task force…

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Gov. Scott announces five board appointments

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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced five appointments to a variety of state regulatory boards. Early Learning Coalition of North Florida Scott began by naming Brian Graham to the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, which serves families in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Graham, 31, of Middleburg, is managing partner of Dixie Strategies LLC., a political consulting and public relations firm based in St. Augustine. His reappointment is for a term ending April 30, 2019.…

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