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Rick Scott wants another raise for state law enforcement

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Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s highway patrol troopers, wildlife officers and law-enforcement agents to get another pay raise. Scott announced the proposal Wednesday during a visit to a Florida Highway Patrol station in Jacksonville.

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Dan Raulerson resigning from Florida House in August

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Dan Raulerson is resigning from the Florida House. The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday that the Plant City Republican has announced he will resign his seat effective Aug. 15. The announcement, according to the report, comes about a month after he made public comments critical of House leadership.

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Rick Scott: Florida unemployment lowest in decade

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Gov. Rick Scott said ‘let there be jobs’—and there were jobs. And the jobs numbers were good. In fact, in one key metric—the official unemployment rate—the numbers were the best in a decade. Florida’s unemployment rate “has dropped to its lowest rate in 10 years and nearly 18,000 new jobs were created for families across the state in June,” Scott said in a statement.

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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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Former top lawyer for Gov. Scott tapped to lead jobs agency

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Gov. Rick Scott‘s former top lawyer will soon be running the state’s jobs recruiting agency. Scott and members of the Enterprise Florida executive committee voted Wednesday to offer the post to Peter Antonacci. Antonacci used to be Scott’s general counsel but currently works as executive director of the South Florida Water Management District.

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Gov. Scott: No active Zika zones in Florida so far this year

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Florida’s governor says no Zika transmission zones have been identified in the state so far this year. But Gov. Rick Scott also warns that people visiting and living in Florida must help prevent another outbreak of the virus by wearing mosquito repellent and draining containers that collect rainwater.

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Kathleen Shanahan appointed by HART to new transit board, but not without controversy

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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) voted to appoint Kathleen Shanahan as its representative on the newly reconstructed TBARTA (the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority) board on Monday, but only after debating whether it was better to appoint an elected official or a member of the general public. Shanahan is a private businesswoman who for decades has been a major player in Republican circles in Florida and Washington D.C. Originally nominated by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to serve on…

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