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Rick Scott got ‘bad advice’ on open gov’t law, lawyer says

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A Tallahassee attorney says Florida Gov. Rick Scott was a “novice politician” who got “bad advice” that led him to ignore the state’s public records law. State officials on Friday paid $700,000 to Steven Andrews to settle seven lawsuits that contended that Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and other officials flouted Florida’s public records law. It’s believed to be one of the larger payments ever approved in an open government case in Florida. Andrews and other officials finalized the deal…

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