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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott’s lawsuits put Floridians on the hook

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Gov. Rick Scott, in a precedent-setting move, became the first sitting governor in history successfully sued for violating Florida’s public records laws. In Bill Day’s latest, Floridians are now on the hook for at least $700,000. Tallahassee attorney Steven Andrews first filed a lawsuit against Scott in 2012 over violating a contract for the purchase of a building near the Governor’s Mansion, which housed Andrews’ firm. In obtaining emails related to the case, Andrews discovered evidence that the governor and…

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Former Rick Scott general counsel Pete Antonacci lines up controversial lobbying client

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As reported earlier this week in Florida Politics, Pete Antonacci –– former general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott – is back in the influence business at his former firm GrayRobinson. Last week, Antonacci’s roster of clients were relatively anodyne, but not so as of today with the registration of his fourth client. Antonacci has signed up private prison giant Corizon, a firm that does a great deal of sensitive business with the state. New Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones is looking to overhaul exactly the kinds of facilities run by Corizon amid reports…

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Former Rick Scott general counsel Pete Antonacci returns to lobbying

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Pete Antonacci, former general counsel to Gov. Rick Scott, is back in the lobbying game just weeks after leaving the EOG. In a press release, GrayRobinson announced that Antonacci would be rejoining the firm where he worked from 2000 until 2012, when he was appointed to an opening as state attorney in Palm Beach County. Then, when that office was filled by Dave Aronberg in the November 2012 elections, Antonacci was tapped to head up Scott’s in-house legal team. “We are honored Pete chose to return to GrayRobinson,” said…

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