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Rick Scott drops radio ad attacking California minimum wage hike ahead of trade mission

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Gov. Rick Scott has never been shy about poaching jobs from Democratic states – or dropping ads against political opponents. Next week he’s set to go to deep-blue California to persuade businesses to re-locate to Florida, and the public-private economic development agency Enterprise Florida has prepared a brutal ad for the occasion. The one-minute spot trashes the Golden State and, implicitly, Gov. Jerry Brown for approving legislation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15. “Economists predict it will be too much for companies to…

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After Yale rejection, Rick Scott asks more Connecticut companies to move to Florida

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Like most people who apply, Gov. Rick Scott was rejected by Yale when he suggested the Ivy League university founded in 1701 pull up stakes and move to Florida. Yale said they were flattered “to be recognized as an outstanding asset,” but said no thanks. That hasn’t stopped Scott from continuing to court Connecticut companies, however. On Wednesday the governor doubled down, citing an Orlando Sentinel report listing a slate of CT-based firms that could benefit financially from a move, and issued an…

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