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Gov. Scott addresses variety of issues in WLRN interview

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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

By on May 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

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 […]

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Governor Rick Scott signs state budget

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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 […]

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Florida Governor talks about gambling expansion, federal funding & education reform

By on November 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Upon his return from Brazil Florida’s Governor Rick Scott spoke with Florida Public Radio’s Phil Latzman about trade and other hot button issues including gambling expansion, federal money and education reform.

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Florida Governor responds to low approval rating

By on August 11th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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 […]

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Tough July 4th weekend for tourism in Florida’s panhandle

By on July 6th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm

The long fourth of July holiday weekend was a difficult one for tourism interests in oil-stained northwest Florida. Phil Latzman has this perspective on the Panhandle’s problems.

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