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Florida Amendment 2 Defeated in General Election

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Voters narrowly rejected the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida on Tuesday after a surge of ads saying the ballot initiative was riddled with holes. The Associated Press declared that Amendment 2 had failed as it did not appear it would reach the necessary 60 percent to pass. It had about 57 percent support with …

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FL Police Chiefs Association Endorses Rick Scott

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  TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today announced its endorsement of Governor Rick Scott in the upcoming election for Governor of Florida. The FPCA cited the Governor’s history of supporting Florida’s law enforcement in its announcement, specifically the Governor’s commitment to law enforcement and public safety initiatives.   “Police Chiefs across …

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Governor Rick Scott takes lead in new poll

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A new poll released Monday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute finds Gov. Rick Scott ahead of former Gov. Charlie Crist, his leading Democratic opponent. The poll of likely voters shows Scott, who is backed by the Florida Chamber, ahead with 41 percent, Crist right behind with 38 percent and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie …

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Governor Rick Scott lowers tuition for all Florida students

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Governor Rick Scott has signed House Bill 851 that lowers tuition for all Florida students. Governor Scott said, “Making sure all Floridians have access to an affordable higher education is one of my top priorities. Signing this historic legislation today will keep tuition low, and allow all students who grew up in Florida to have the …

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Governor Scott Takes Action

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Today, Governor Rick Scott announced plans to file a lawsuit establishing the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) authority to inspect federal VA hospitals in Florida, and to stop the federal veterans affairs agency from obstructing state actions. Governor Scott said, “As the chief health policy and planning entity for the state that licenses, …

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Governor Rick Scott’s 2014 State of the State message

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Tallahassee-Florida Governor Rick Scott exhorted state lawmakers with the message “let’s keep working” in his 2014 State of the State message on March 4th. The Governor told lawmakers that he inherited a mess when he came to office.  He credited dramatic decreases in the unemployment rate, the addition of nearly half a million new jobs, …

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Florida State Lawmakers move bills to protect against sexual predators

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Tallahassee-Florida legislators looking to move along bills that would protect the state’s most vulnerable from sexual offenders have done so this week virtually without opposition. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a unanimous legislative package that aims to substantially strengthen Florida’s protections against sex offenders, Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528. Click the link below …

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