Adam Putnam

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IRE

Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.

06/23/2015

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Environmental, Law Enforcement Jobs Draw Hopefuls

Florida has received an array of applications for the top jobs at its environmental and law-enforcement agencies, with little more than a week remaining for people to submit resumes.

05/22/2015

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Orange Crop To Be Smaller Than Anticipated

Florida’s orange crop is set to be smaller than anticipated, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

05/12/2015

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

USDA Predicts Drop In Citrus Production This Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is predicting a drop in citrus production for this year.

04/09/2015

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Florida Strawberries To Be Sold At Puerto Rican Stores

Florida is partnering with 41 Walmart and Amigo stores in Puerto Rico to sell its strawberries.

03/29/2015

Giant African Land Snails (Source: Florida Dept. of Agriculture)

Senate Proposes Money To Fight Citrus Disease, Land Snails

The House and Senate have a slight budget gap dealing with the state’s fight against Giant African Land Snails, but a sizable chasm is ahead in funding to slow a disease infecting Florida’s orange crop.

03/19/2015

FORT PIERCE, FL - MAY 13:  Tangerines are seen in a bin as the citrus industry tries to find a cure for the disease "citrus greening" that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium, "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Proposes $17.9 Million To Combat Citrus Disease

The fight against a disease infecting Florida’s oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal.

03/18/2015

(Source: CBS4)

U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

03/03/2015

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.

02/04/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Hopes For An Early Spring

Groundhog Day might not be until Monday, but Gov. Rick Scott probably doesn’t need a rodent to tell him that his winter of discontent is going to last awhile longer.

02/01/2015

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