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State’s Board Of Education Approves Historic Budget Plan

Backing a pledge made by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Board of Education has approved a proposed 2015-16 budget that includes record per-student funding for public schools.

09/29/2014

Gov. Rick Scott delivers his state of the state on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (Source: The Florida Channel)

Scott’s State Of State Speech Says Plans Are Working

Governor Rick Scott went before a joint legislative session for the third time in office to deliver the State of the State address with what he described as one simple message, “it’s working.”

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop at a Miami school as part of his statewide "Listening Tour". (CBS4)

Gov. Scott Calls For Increase In Education Funding

Gov. Rick Scott’s budget will include an increase for education. During an address at the Capitol, Scott said he’ll propose an increase of $1.2 billion in the K-12 education budget, a roughly $400 per student increase.

01/30/2013

Governor Rick Scott

After K-12 Cuts In Year One, Scott Wants More Spending

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he wants an increase in spending on K-12 education. Scott has said repeatedly that he hoped the Legislature would at least hold the line on K-12 spending, but on Friday he indicated he likely will recommend an increase.

CBS4–01/05/2013

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Poll: Floridians Still Oppose Gay Marriage & Legalizing Pot

While much of the nation has warmed to both gay marriage and legalizing marijuana, the Sunshine State is still lagging behind on both issues, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University Thursday.

CBS Miami–12/20/2012

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Scott Releases 2012-2013 Budget

Florida Governor Rick Scott will release his 2012-2013 budget Wednesday that will have to tackle a projected $2 billion shortfall without raising taxes.

CBS4–12/07/2011

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Scott Calls For Draconian Cuts To Education

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s newly unveiled budget for the coming fiscal year saw the newly-elected governor propose almost $5 billion in cuts to the state budget.

CBS4–02/08/2011

Gov.-elect Rick Scott speaks at a breakfast before his inauguration.  (Source: CBS)

Gov. Scott Pushes Charter Schools In Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott is visiting to the Florida International Academy charter school in Opa-Locka to tout the need for an increase in funding for charter schools.

CBS4–01/06/2011

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