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Rick Scott decries ‘bureaucracy and politics’ in federal Zika aid

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Gov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration speed delivery of $1.1 billion in federal money to fight the Zika virus, “to protect pregnant women and their developing babies” in Florida. Congress approved the spending, which President Obama signed off on in September, but the money has yet to arrive, Scott said in a written statement. “All year we watched as bureaucracy and politics got in the way of funding for this public health emergency, and the time for bureaucracy…

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