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Rick Scott, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley headline GOP governors’ meeting in Orlando

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will headline the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association in Orlando next week.

Scott will host the event that will have two major sessions, “Republican Governors: Leading The Charge,” on Tuesday, and “Best States For Business: Behind The Headlines,” on Wednesday, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort. The conference is not open to the public.

The Leading The Charge session will be moderated by Bill Bennett, host of “Bill Bennett’s Morning in America,” radio show. It will feature Walker, Haley, Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas.

The Best States session will feature Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Ducey, Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia, Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, and Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah.

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]

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