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Rick Scott headed to Louisiana next week for domestic trade mission

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Gov. Rick Scott is Louisiana bound. Scott announced Wednesday he plans to travel to Louisiana next week on a domestic trade mission. The trip will come as the Louisiana Legislature heads into a special session to discuss the budget and a host of revenue-raising options proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. In a statement, Scott said Edwards called the special session “for the sole purpose of raising taxes on Louisiana residents and businesses.” “Governor Edwards already approved fourteen new tax…

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AP count: Hillary Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination

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Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to become the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. The victory arrived nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, she famously noted her inability to “shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling.” Campaigning this time as the loyal successor to the nation’s first black president,…

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Bayou bound: Rick Scott to travel to Louisiana for job hunting trip this summer

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Rick Scott is headed to the Bayou State. Scott announced Wednesday he plans to embark on an economic trade mission to Louisiana this summer. He made the announcement during the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors meeting. “I’ll be going to Louisiana this summer to get jobs,” he said. “I think we have good opportunities.” The announcement comes about a week after Scott traveled to California on a similar trip. The trade mission drew the ire of California Gov. Jerry Brown,…

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Florida spent nearly $6,000 on radio ad ripping California

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Florida taxpayers wound up spending nearly $6,000 for a radio ad that criticized California’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $15. The state’s economic development agency on Friday released a final figure on how much it cost to produce and run radio ads in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Stephen Lawson, a spokesman for Enterprise Florida, said the total was $5,747. Florida aired the ads ahead of a three-day trade mission by Gov. Rick Scott to California. The ads…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.6.16 – Philip Levine’s big move

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Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is on a roll. A day after announcing that he intends to challenge Rick Scott and attempt to raise the minimum wage in his city to $13.31 by 2020, he now is airing ads in three California markets extolling his city and that higher wage. The mayor called into my weekly radio show on WMNF 88.5 FM on Thursday, happy to spread his message out to the region’s biggest media market, as rumors grow about his…

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Jerry Brown to Rick Scott: “Start doing something about climate change”

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to stop the “silly political stunts and start doing something about climate change.” Scott is in California this week as part of a trade mission to Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco. The Associated Press reported that Scott is scheduled to meet with 13 companies. He also participated in a panel discussion being hosted by the Milken Institute. In his letter to Scott, Brown welcomed the Naples Republican back…

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California Dreamin’: Rick Scott heads west to seek jobs

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading west for a three-day California jobs jaunt that is drawing fire from Democrats. Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz says the governor on Sunday leaves on a trade mission to Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco where he is scheduled to meet with 13 companies. Scott will also participate in a panel discussion being hosted by the Milken Institute. This is the latest visit by the Republican governor to states run by Democrats. In those…

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