MIAMI, FL - MAY 14: A ship is towed into port , past the city of Miami skyline, before Florida Governor Rick Scott visits PortMiami as part of the Building Up Manufacturing Victory Tour on May 14, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The governor was using the visit to celebrate legislation recently passed by the State of Florida Legislature eliminating sales tax on manufacturing equipment.
This is proof that our plan of lower taxes and less regulation and having a pro-business attitude … is working in our great stateMore quotes »
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Gov. Scott's choice: to veto or not to veto?
— Gov. Rick Scott must soon sign the new state budget, and he’s getting intense feedback on all sides: from lawmakers protecting hometown projects, hospitals worried about losing money and a business-backed group criticizing pork-barrel spending. Scott, who 12:02 AM from St. Augustine.com Read more »
Embattled Scott Trumpets Drop in Florida Jobless Rate
| Florida Gov. Rick Scott — who has made his handling of the state's economy the main thrust of his re-election campaign — got more to boast about Friday. The state's unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in April — putting Florida below the national average 5/17/13 from The Lakeland Ledger Read more »
Scott pushes university presidents to reject 3% tuition increase
Rick Scott has all but guaranteed a veto of the three-percent tuition increase in the state budget and he recently reached out to an unlikely group to aid his cause. All 12 state university presidents were asked to sign a letter initiated by the governor’s 5/17/13 from Naked Politics Read more »
5 things to know in Florida for May 18
at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPING On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott used a Twitter account - (at)ItsWorkingFL - to announce April unemployment figures dropped to 7.2 percent. The governor 5/17/13 from Miami Herald Read more »
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Death of the death penalty
Ryan once did provides interesting context as Floridians and death penalty opponents around the country wait to see what Gov. Rick Scott will do. FloridaÂs chief executive has on his desk awaiting his signature Â or, dare we hope, his veto Â a piece of legislation 5/17/13 from Battle Creek Enquirer Read more »