Governor Rick Scott

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New Cuba Policy Is State’s Top Story For 2015

President Barack Obama’s announcement earlier this month to normalize relations with Cuba was the top story in the state for 2014.

12/29/2014

Florida Money

The Year In Florida Politics

If there was one word to describe Florida’s year in politics that word would be expensive.

12/26/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

2014 Roundup: A Year Of Change And Stability

In some ways, the state of Florida has remained remarkably stable over the past year.

12/24/2014

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi celebrates being acquitted of federal charges. (Source: CBS4)

FL Supreme Court Orders Pizzi Suspension Revoked

The attorney for Michael Pizzi, the suspended mayor of Miami Lakes, said he expects Pizzi to return to office.

12/22/2014

Source: AP (Josh Anderson)

Police Officer Shot And Killed In Tarpon Springs

Police are investigating the shooting death of one of their own Sunday.

12/21/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Insists He Has Met Jobs Promise

Governor Rick Scott touted Friday that he has achieved a promise from his 2010 campaign as Florida has added more than 700,000 jobs since he took office.

12/19/2014

Alan Gross (Source: CBS)

Politicos React To Release Of Alan Gross, Change In Cuba Policy

The release of American contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison is representative of a marked change in U.S./Cuba relations.

12/17/2014

Secretary of State Ken Detzner wants to upgrade voting equipment in Florida. (Source: http://dos.myflorida.com/)

Detzner Re-Appointed As Florida’s Secretary Of State

Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who serves as Florida’s chief elections officer.

12/17/2014

Florida Money

State Debt Decreases For The 4th Year In A Row

For the fourth year in a row, the Sunshine State’s debt has decreased.

12/09/2014

Florida Money

Taxpayer Tab Mounts In Welfare Drug-Test Legal Fight

Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.

12/08/2014

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