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Two Senators Introduce Bill To Keep Members Of Congress From Cashing In As Lobbyists

Freshman Sens. Rick Scott of Florida and Mike Braun of Indiana, both of whom have net worths well into the millions, are the only cosponsors of the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act. Scott and Braun want to put an end to lawmakers stepping into the so-called “revolving door of K Street” — using their connections to become well-heeled lobbyists ...

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Federal Judge Rules Against Rick Scott On Ballot Signature Mismatches

Republican Florida U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott plans to appeal after a federal judge handed down a ruling Thursday that mandated voters whose ballots were rejected because of signature mismatch must be given the chance to verify their ballots.

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Scott: Nelson a sore loser who wants to steal the election

On ‘Fox & Friends’, Florida Gov. Rick Scott sounds off amid the recount in his state and says he’s preparing his agenda for Washington as a new senator. “Mysteriously, 93,000 ballots showed up after election day,” Scott said Monday on FNC. “I’ve asked and Pam Bondi, our attorney general, has directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to do an ...

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‘We can rebuild your home, we can’t rebuild your life’: Gov. Scott says ahead of Hurricane Michael landfall

Governor Rick Scott issued stern warnings ahead of a forecast landfall of Hurricane Michael in Florida. “The potential of 12 feet of storm surge in some areas is just deadly,” Scott said Tuesday morning. “We can rebuild your home. We can’t rebuild your life.” "The potential of 12 feet of storm surge in some areas is just deadly," Florida Gov. Rick ...

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You be the judge: Did Romney tell Rick Scott to fall in line?

Bloomberg.com is reporting that the Romney campaign may have told Florida Governor Rick Scott to downplay job gains in the sunshine state. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, ...

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Florida Voter Purge Removes More Republicans, Ends Liberal Racism Narrative

Sarah Rumpf posted yesterday about the Florida voter purge with an interesting spin.  MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, another bloviated ignoramus, commented on the event asking “Why is the Sunshine State in the midst of a purge that even Josef Stalin would admire?”  As Ken Shepherd of Newsbusters noted, “the purge,” by the way, is one admitted by a Democratic official in Broward County, ...

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President Herman Cain? He Wins The Florida Straw Poll

The national media is at it again. If you pay attention to the polls, read the main stream newspapers, and watch the main stream news, it’s a “foregone conclusion” that Mitt Romney will be the Republican Presidential nominee for the 2012 election. This assumption would, without a doubt, go right along with the way the Republican National Committee (RNC) tends ...

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Governor Scott Creates Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities

Tallahassee, Fla. – To mark the 21st anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Governor Rick Scott today ordered the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, people with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the recent downturn in the economy. Between ...

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Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Strengthen, Expand Charter and Virtual Schools

Orlando, Fla. – Keeping his promise to make Florida the state with the best-educated workforce, Governor Rick Scott today visited Hope Charter School in Ocoee to highlight education reforms that expand and strengthen charter and virtual schools and increase scholarship opportunities that empower parents to choose schools best suited to student needs. Later today, Governor Scott will visit St. Petersburg ...

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Governor Nominates Mike Prendergast to Lead Veterans’ Affairs Agency

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today nominated Colonel Mike Prendergast, US Army (Retired), to take over as Executive Director of Florida’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs. If confirmed by the full Cabinet, Prendergast, who is currently serving as the Governor’s Chief of Staff, would take over the agency immediately following a special cabinet meeting. The agency has had an interim ...

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Governor Scott Secures New Canadian Company HQ for Florida

In the following press release*  Governor Scott announces that Garda Security of Montreal, Canada will be relocating their U.S. Headquarters to Boca Raton Florida from California. Citing Florida’s recent business-friendly atmosphere, Garda President and CEO Stephan Cretier stated: “We have been extremely impressed with the vibrant business climate that the state of Florida is working to create. We appreciate the cooperation ...

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Governor Scott Vetoes $615 Million in Earmarks- Directs it Back into Education

Signs $69.1 Billion Budget; Calls on Legislature to Put Children First; Redirect Earmarks to K-12 Education The Villages, Fla. – In keeping his campaign promise to make the tough choices needed to turn Florida’s economy around and get Floridians back to work, Governor Rick Scott today vetoed $615 million in special-interest earmarks and signed the 2011-12 state budget. Governor Scott called on ...

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Governor Rick Scott Signs Seaport Competitive Edge Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 24, 2011 CONTACT: LANE WRIGHT (850) 488-5394 Governor Scott Signs Bill to Give Florida Seaports Competitive Edge HB 283 Removes Burdensome Regulation, Saves Businesses $3 Million Tampa, Fla. – In keeping his promise to reduce burdensome, job-killing regulation, today Governor Rick Scott signed legislation during a visit to the Port of Tampa that enables Florida ’s ...

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Governor Scott Warns Governor Rick Perry- We Will be #1 .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2011 Press release Governor Scott Warns Governor Perry: Watch Your Back! Florida Is Coming for That No. 1 Spot Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott warned Texas Governor Rick Perry not to get too comfortable as the No. 1 business friendly state. While our state moved up three places from last year’s survey of CEOs, ...

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