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Rick Scott backs raise for juvy officers

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Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he will propose a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers in his 2018-19 recommended budget. That budget is expected to be revealed at The Associated Press’ annual legislative coverage planning session on Nov. 2 at the Capitol. 

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Rick Scott: No hard feelings between him and Richard Corcoran

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Chalk it up to “passion.” Or politics. Gov. Rick Scott, speaking to reporters after a Wednesday bill signing, explained away the open tension between him and House Speaker Richard Corcoran after the House this year tried to gut VISIT FLORIDA and do away with economic development organization Enterprise Florida, his two favored state agencies. By the end of the recent Special Session, however, lawmakers agreed to the creation of an $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to be controlled by Scott,…

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Report: State workers to get pay raises, but changes to health benefits could be coming

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State workers could get a raise under a proposed budget deal being hashed out by state lawmakers, but it could come at a cost. The $82.9 billion budget deal is expected to provide an across-the-board raise for state workers — their first in about nine years, according to Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, for whom the raise was a priority. But according to POLITICO Florida, the Senate has agreed to changes to the state’s health insurance plan and pension plan in…

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Postcard from the center, which didn’t hold

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It’s Morning After in America, and the recriminations are well underway. Even with a crappy crystal ball like Larry Sabato‘s, you can predict the Democrats will assemble an Autopsy Committee like the one the Republicans did in 2012. Old habits die hard. Bleary-eyed pundits, pollsters, pols, and political reporters are crying into their beers and Bloody Marys on Twitter and on national television. They’re plenty worried about their credibility, and their fat paychecks, not necessarily in that order. The cluelessness…

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Jeff Greene questions whether Kendrick Meek is a ‘real’ Democrat

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This weekend, Democrats from across Florida will unite for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to discuss the core issues and priorities as a Party. At the Dinner, Jeff Greene will address attendees and will convey his vision and plans to make the Sunshine State bright again for all residents. However, the Kendrick Meek campaign continues to question whether Jeff Greene is a real Democrat. But the question is, what makes Kendrick Meek think he’s a real Democrat? Does a “Real Democrat” oppose reducing Medicare costs while receiving…

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Jeff Greene questions whether Kendrick Meek is a ‘real’ Democrat

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This weekend, Democrats from across Florida will unite for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to discuss the core issues and priorities as a party. At the Dinner, Jeff Greene will address attendees and will convey his vision and plans to make the Sunshine State bright again for all residents. However, the Kendrick Meek campaign continues to question whether Jeff Greene is a real Democrat. But the question is what makes Kendrick Meek think he’s a real Democrat? Does a “Real Democrat” oppose reducing Medicare costs while receiving…

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