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Gov. Scott addresses variety of issues in WLRN interview

Florida's Gov. Rick Scott spoke with Miami Herald/WLRN reporter Phil Latzman while he was in Miami this week about a wide variety of issues including the his hopes for this legislative session, his political turn to the left, his support of Medicaid expansion and teacher raises, the issue of internet cafes; plus how to choose a new lieutenant, guns, jobs, the texting-while-driving ban and more.

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Hurricane forecasters encourage preparation

Hurricane forecasters, state officials, as well as disaster preparedness experts and exhibitors have gathered at the Broward County Convention in Fort Lauderdale this week.  They’re there to talk about the upcoming storm season at the Governor’s Annual Hurricane Conference.  Governor Rick Scott keynoted the conference on Wednesday by telling attendees …

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Governor Rick Scott signs state budget

Just a few hours after signing the state budget, Governor Rick Scott talked with WLRN’s Phil Latzman.  They talked not only about his budget vetoes and why there are fewer this year, but also about whether the governor’s learned a thing or too about dealing with the Legislature. While Governor Scott is pleased …

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Florida Governor responds to low approval rating

In the latest Quinnipiac poll Florida Governor Rick Scott has the highest “dislike” percentage of any other governor in any state surveyed in 2011.  The Quinnipiac poll also revealed 57 percent of those polled disapprove of Scott’s management of the state budget.  In recent months Scott has become media friendly and even launched his “Let’s get to work” …

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