Gov. Rick Scott

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Florida’s Jobless Rate Drops In November

Florida’s unemployment rate has dropped again and is now right in line with national rate.

12/19/2014

Christy Daly the new secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. (Source: http://www.djj.state.fl.us/)

Scott Keeps Daly As DJJ Secretary

In a move that was widely expected, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Christy Daly as secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

12/18/2014

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

FDLE Commissioner Bailey Abruptly Steps Down

After 8 years, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey is stepping down.

12/16/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs Leaders

Jonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state’s five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.

12/11/2014

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Florida Selling Off Shuttered Mental Hospital

Florida has sold a closed hospital along with nearly 500 acres to a company which plans to replace it with a driver training center and a hotel.

12/09/2014

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

Carroll Says DCF Safety Net Can’t Fail Children

The man in charge of Florida’s social services agency is also known for improving the child welfare system.

12/09/2014

A Satanic holiday display approved to be shown in the Florida Capitol. (Courtesy: Satanic Temple)

Satanic Temple Approved For Capitol Holiday Display

Florida’s Capitol will have a new holiday decoration this year. The Satanic Temple will be among its nativity scenes and secular presentations.

12/04/2014

Rick Scott Victory Speech  (Source: CBS4)

Court Rejects Scott Appeal On Welfare Drug Tests

A federal appeals court gave Gov. Rick Scott a big fat no, as his administration tried to push an old law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

12/03/2014

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Child Welfare System Looks To Institute To Help ‘Steer A Course’

Lawmakers and those charged with improving Florida’s child welfare system await as a state institute prepares it’s first report on the troubled sector for Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature.

11/26/2014

Herschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is resigning Dec. 1. (Source: www.dep.state.fl.us)

Florida Environmental Protection Secretary Resigns

Herschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is resigning Dec. 1.

11/26/2014

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