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On Gov. Scott’s recent appointments to the Public Employees Relations Commission

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I don’t personally know James “Jim” Bax of Tallahassee. What I do know about Bax, I learned in a news release announcing his appointment by Gov. Rick Scott to the Public Employees Relations Commission, which was created to assist in resolving disputes between public employees and public employers. Bax is the owner of Bax Enterprises LLC. He previously served as the Director of the Florida Office of Economic Opportunity from 1967 to 1969 and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative…

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Gov. Scott names 18, reappoints 12 to state regulatory boards

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott made a wave of 18 appointments and 12 reappointments to a variety of state regulatory boards. North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees Scott began with the naming of two appointments and two reappointments to the North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees. Jon Coker, 50, of Perry, is the president of J Travis Coker Consulting Inc. Coker fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term ending May 31, 2019. Alton…

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Gov. Scott announces two judicial, 17 board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced two judicial appointments and named 17 to a variety of state boards and commissions. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Scott began by naming Hunter Carroll and Brian Iten to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. Carroll, 40, of Sarasota, is currently an attorney with Matthews Eastmoore practicing commercial litigation. He previously practiced with Carlton & Carroll from 2005-2008 and with Carlton Fields from 2002-2005. Carroll began his legal career as the Senior Staff Attorney to Chief…

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Bill Young winner, Charlie Justice loser of the week

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From the Buzz: Winner of the week: U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores. While Charlie Crist traveled to every TV major market inviting venerable public servants/would-be U.S. Senate appointees to fawn before the cameras, the 40-year congressman showed off a mischievous confidence. Rather than just tell Crist’s staff no thanks over the phone, Young showed up to Crist’s interview in Pinellas dressed like he was was in the midst of mowing the lawn and told the surprised governor he…

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