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By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Florida Gov. asks court to throw out lawsuit over justices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking the state's top court to throw out a lawsuit that aims to stop the Republican governor from appointing three Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Florida Gov. cautions universities over spending increases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is cautioning university presidents over how they spend money that legislators gave them. Scott on Wednesday sent letters to the presidents of 12 state universities More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Florida appeals court takes up major school lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appeals court is considering whether or not the state is shortchanging its public school students. A three judge panel on Tuesday heard arguments in a long-running case that contends More...

By admin On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Florida sued over medical marijuana law that bans smoking it

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is being sued because its new medical marijuana law doesn't allow patients to smoke the plant. Lawyer John Morgan filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying smoking marijuana is the best More...

By admin On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Florida set to resume executions after 18-month hiatus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is set to resume executions after a hiatus of more than 18 months after the U.S. Supreme court found Florida's death sentencing procedure was flawed because it allowed More...

By admin On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Florida undecided on request from voter fraud commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials say they are considering a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. Gov. Rick Scott More...

By admin On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Florida Supreme Court throws out 4 death sentences

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is ordering new sentencing hearings for four inmates currently on the state's death row, including one of three women residing there. The high court on Thursday More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Jonathan Zachem named to lead Florida’s licensing agency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has promoted Jonathan Zachem to secretary of the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Zachem was the deputy secretary for the department and More...

By admin On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Florida governor to name ally as chief financial officer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is turning to a long-time political ally and former north Florida legislator to take over one of the top elected jobs in state government. Scott on Monday will announce More...

By admin On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Decision time for Florida Gov. Scott on remaining bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has just days left to decide the fate of nearly three-dozen bills, including one that would require warning labels for lottery tickets. Scott has until this Thursday More...