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Company praised by Rick Scott hasn’t lived up to promises

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A company Gov. Rick Scott was praising more than a year ago for creating jobs is now delinquent in its property taxes and has never met its hiring goals. The Fort Myers News-Press reported Sunday that Altair Training Solutions was supposed to be a multi-million dollar enterprise with facilities in Hendry and Collier counties where it would offer training for law enforcement and military combat personnel. Altair’s owners, Michelle and Brian Jones, said they would bring 150 jobs, with an…

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Seminole Tribe: We won’t close down blackjack at casinos

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida told Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials on Wednesday that it will keep blackjack and other card games in place at its casinos despite the looming end of a deal the tribe inked five years ago. After Scott and state legislators were unable to reach an accord with the tribe it appeared the Seminoles would be forced to drop the card games that have helped turn their casinos — including ones in Tampa and…

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