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Rick Scott says Paris air show yielded $151 million in sales for Florida companies

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Gov. Rick Scott took some flak for visiting France during a special session in Tallahassee where lawmakers narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis by passing an 11th-hour budget, but according to a release Friday the trip was not in vain: Florida aerospace and aviation industries collected some $150 million in sales during the 2015 Paris Air Show. “I am thrilled to announce the 17 Florida companies that attended the business development mission have reported $151 million in total projected export sales from the…

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As Rick Scott travels to Paris, lawmakers inch closer to final budget

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Gov. Rick Scott traveled to Paris on Friday aiming to bring back to his home state economic development projects. But while Scott is away House and Senate budget negotiators have reached a deal to give the governor considerably less money than he wanted for business recruitment. Sen. Tom Lee and Rep. Richard Corcoran on Saturday agreed to the transportation and economic development portion of the budget. Despite a fervent push from Enterprise Florida officials, the final deal calls for setting…

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