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Rick Scott: ‘We are a strong and resilient state’

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Gov. Rick Scott said the state will “devote every resource available” to assist law enforcement officials in the aftermath the Orlando shooting. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and all those affected by this horrific tragedy,” said Scott in a statement Sunday morning “We are a strong and resilient state, and we will devote every resource available to assist with the shooting in Orlando.” According to the Associated Press, a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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St. Petersburg Times – Poor Stewards Of Our Money: “As St. Petersburg Times staff writer Bill Varian details in today’s Perspective, many local governments went on a binge when times were good, expanding their budgets, giving generous raises, building new facilities and hiring to staff them. And now that times are bad, the choices and the cutbacks are far worse than they would have been had governments been more fiscally circumspect. In the boom times, government failed to plan for…

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