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Rick Scott tries to lure ‘upset’ Connecticut firms

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Florida’s governor says there are “a lot of business people upset” in Connecticut and he’s hoping to persuade them to move to the Sunshine State. Republican Gov. Rick Scott met Monday with community and business leaders in Norwalk. He made a similar trip in 2015 to lure Connecticut business to Florida as part of an “economic development mission.” Scott’s visit comes as health insurer Aetna Inc. considers relocating its long-time headquarters from Hartford. Scott says he would “love every company…

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Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat arrested

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The woman accused of sending death threats to a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, has been arrested after failing to show up in court. Jail records show 57-year-old Lucy Richards was arrested on Saturday in Hillsborough County in the Tampa Bay area. A judge issued an arrest warrant March 29 after Richards failed to show up in federal court in Fort Lauderdale for a change-of-plea hearing and sentencing.…

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Bernie Sanders’ bid reaches turning point after Northeast losses

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Defeated in the Northeast, Bernie Sanders‘ movement for a political revolution is reaching a crossroads even as he vows to campaign against Hillary Clinton through the June primaries and into the Philadelphia convention. The Vermont senator said after losses to Clinton in Tuesday’s primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut that he would now seek as many delegates as possible to “fight for a progressive party platform,” acknowledging that he had only a “very narrow path” to the nomination. “Every…

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Donald Trump pulls off clean sweep of 5 Northeast primaries

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Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that keeps the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton carried Democratic contests in Maryland and Delaware, the start of what her campaign hoped would be a strong night for the former secretary of state. Trump’s victories came in Maryland, as well as Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. His strong showing was a blow to rivals who are running out…

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Donald Trump bristles at Ted Cruz-John Kasich collaboration

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Donald Trump says an extraordinary collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at unifying the anti-Trump vote in some remaining primaries is a desperate move by “mathematically dead” rivals. Such collusion would be illegal in many industries, the Republican presidential front-runner said, but it’s illustrative of “everything that is wrong in Washington and our political system.” Under the arrangement outlined Sunday, Kasich, the Ohio governor, will step back in the May 3 Indiana contest to let Cruz bid for…

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Rick Scott to Yale University: Come to Florida

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Yale University should move to Florida. At least, that’s what Gov. Rick Scott thinks should happen. In a news release Tuesday, Scott called on the Ivy League university to consider moving its operations to the Sunshine State. The proposition comes as Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a 7 percent tax on the net investment profits of Yale’s endowment. “With news that the Connecticut Legislature wants to unfairly tax one of the nation’s most renowned universities to deal with the state’s budget…

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Ed Moore: Aiming toward a competitive future for Florida

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We live in a competitive world. Companies compete for our attention as consumers, and each state competes with all the others to entice those companies to move to their state. However, for Florida to attract new businesses, we must better market Florida domestically, nationally and globally. Florida’s low taxes and natural resources attract new residents, tourists and business people who are seeking the best location in America. Our challenge is to enhance, preserve and manage the state wisely for the…

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