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Rick Scott signs supervisor of elections pay raise; Dozier School for Boys bills into law

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The state’s elections chiefs will have a little more cash in their pockets thanks to a bill signed into law on Wednesday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed 14 bills into law Wednesday, including a measure (SB 514) that gives the state’s 67 supervisors of elections a pay raise. The bill was sponsored by Republicans Sen. Garrett Richter and Rep. Frank Artiles. The measure puts the elections officials’ salaries in line with the base salaries of elected clerks and comptrollers, property…

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Times editorial: No rush to return mail ballots

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Of course the Times does not want you voting early, lest their precious endorsements, err, recommendations are of lesser value. So their latest editorial browbeats voters in to holding on to them to the very end: Arriving in mailboxes near you: ballots for the Aug. 24 statewide primary election. But that does not mean it’s time to vote. The early arrival of ballots should signal voters that it is time to educate themselves so they can vote responsibly, and they should avoid…

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