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TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott didn't become a titan in the health-care industry by staying on the wrong slope of the learning curve. And what a transformation two years has made to the one-time tea-partyer. The Scott of 2011 rode into...
Tags: Education, Politics, Don Gaetz, Finance, Government Health Care
Sun SentinelAn hour for a crash course on hospital economics. Another hour learning what South Florida’s ports and the tourism industry need to thrive. The time to listen to a high school freshman describe how he was harassed because of his sexual orientation....
Even before President Barack Obama took the oath of office to begin his second term, much of the political world was already jumping ahead. And for legions of South Florida voters, there's only one person they'd like to see raise her right hand four years...
It's official. Tony Bennett was selected this morning as Florida's newest education commissioner. This isn't much of a surprise considering Bennett, a Jeb Bush-style school reformer, has long been talked about as a potential good fit for Florida and...
Tags: Rick Scott, Tony Bennett
TALLAHASSEE -- It was a simple campaign mantra and the yardstick by which Gov. Rick Scott will be judged when he goes back before voters: 700,000 jobs in seven years. At the midpoint of his first term, the Republican political neophyte hasn't shied...
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball. His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America. He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
Tags: Business, Economic Policy, Personal Income, Politics, Don Gaetz
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs team is going before House and Senate economic-development budget committees Wednesday to defend how it's spent tax-dollars, arguing its use of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax-incentives has helped lead...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFormer Gov. Jeb Bush was in Tallahassee yesterday, meeting with legislative leaders. He praised the “parent trigger” bill and urged lawmakers to “be bold” in pushing for education reform, The Palm Beach Post reported. Bush urged...
Chances are you haven't heard of Christina Bonarrigo or Johnny Castillo. A couple decades ago I could have almost guaranteed you'd know at least one of them some day. That's how certain the pathway was from student politics at the University of...
Last week — when most Florida politicos were still buzzing about the guilty plea of former GOP party boss Jim Greer — some of the state's biggest names were throwing a party. It took place on the 14th floor of a stately law firm in...
TALLAHASSEE – Former Gov. Jeb Bush used to opine that campaigns would be such simpler and more transparent functions of our democratic process without campaign-finance limits. With instant disclosure, and fewer avenues for industries, interests and...
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