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Rick Scott signs DOT reform bill

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Among the five bills signed Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott is HB 865, an omnibus measure that reforms several areas in the Florida Department of Transportation. LobbyTools reports that the bill, in part, mandates the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to get DOT approval on contracts before receiving department money. The department must also submit a report examining district boundaries and headquarters, as well as changes allowable weight for vehicles fueled by natural gas on interstate highways.

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Gov. Scott announces 23 state board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 16 appointments and 7 reappointments to a variety of state regulatory boards. South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Scott made three reappointments to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which covers Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and is the fifth largest urbanized area in the U.S. with more than five million residents. Andrew Frey, of Miami, is the principal of Tecela. He currently serves as the executive director of Townhouse Center. Frey’s reappointment is for a term…

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