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“Innocent until Proven Guilty?” Not According To Florida Board of Executive Clemency

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June 23, 2014
Florida Executive Clemency Board: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services
 Adam H. Putnam, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.

Update June 24, 2014 @11:16AM ET In a follow-up call to the Office of Executive Clemency Investigations Division this morning, Debbie Sue was asked if she could confirm Kristen from the US Probation Office for the District of CT had made contact with their office yesterday. Debbie Sue responded “hold on just a minute,”...
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Freak Accident In Holly Hill Snaps Power Pole and One Arrest

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May 29, 2014
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Statement from Governor Rick Scott Regarding Jupiter Police Department Officer Bruce St. Laurent

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September 10, 2012
Statement from Governor Rick Scott Regarding Jupiter Police Department Officer Bruce St. Laurent

Tallahassee, Fla. – “Officer Bruce St. Laurent lost his life yesterday while honorably serving our nation’s President. My sincerest condolences go to his family and loved ones, and all those in uniform in Jupiter and across the state. Members of Florida’s law enforcement community selflessly risk their lives each day to ensure all Floridians...
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Governor Scott to Embark on Education Listening Tour

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September 8, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Beginning this Monday, Governor Rick Scott will embark on a tour across Florida listening to teachers, students and parents share their ideas to improve Florida’s education system. Governor Scott wants to hear Florida’s education stakeholders voice their ideas on how to improve the education of our state’s children. “By listening to...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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September 7, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of C. Howard Hunter and Gilbert M. Singer to the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Hunter, 57, of Brandon, has practiced with Hill Ward Henderson P.A. since 2000.  Previously, he practiced with Freeman, Hunter, and Malloy from 1993 to 2000, and with Melkus &...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Veterinary Medicine

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September 7, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Connie M. Johnson and Dr. Nanette P. Parratto-Wagner to the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Johnson, 58, of Plant City, is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She is appointed for a term beginning September 7, 2012, and ending October 31, 2013. Parratto-Wagner,...
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Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address

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September 7, 2012

Attached please find Governor Rick Scott’s weekly radio address. Learn more about Governor Scott’s work to bring jobs to Florida by eliminating job-killing regulation, holding government accountable and making sure Florida has the best educated workforce. Click here for the video version of the Weekly Radio Address.
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Request for Declaration Regarding Florida’s Oyster Harvesting Areas

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September 7, 2012

Governor Rick Scott sent a letter today to the U.S. Department of Commerce, requesting a declaration of a fishery resource disaster for Florida’s oyster harvesting areas in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly those in Apalachicola Bay. After conferring with county leadership, Franklin County estimates the employment impact of the disaster to affect 2,500 jobs,...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to Purple Ribbon Task Force

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September 6, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced six appointments to the Purple Ribbon Task Force. Ronald Davis, 67, of Tallahassee, is president of 21st Century Solutions. He is appointed for a term beginning September 6, 2012, and ending August 1, 2013. Jamie L. Glavich, 51, of Jacksonville, is the owner of Almost Home...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Wendy Giesy-Griffin to Southwest Florida Water Management District

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September 6, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Wendy J. Giesy-Griffin to the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Giesy-Griffin, 60, of Lithia, is a retired environmental consultant. Previously, she consulted with Metis Environmental Services beginning in 1996. Prior to that, she was an environmental administrator with the...
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Scott Appoints Five to Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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September 6, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Michelle Bedoya Barnett, Paul M. Renner, Michael S. Mullin, Courtney K. Grimm, and Robert E. O’Quinn Jr. to the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Michelle Bedoya Barnett, 33, of Jacksonville, has...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Mark Porter As Monroe County School Superintendent

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September 6, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Mark T. Porter to the position of Monroe County Superintendent of Schools. Porter, 56, of Key West, is the deputy superintendent of the Monroe County School District. With 32 years of service in public education, Porter has been a teacher and administrator, as...
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Gov. Rick Scott Shakes Things Up In Admin

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September 4, 2012

First Brian Hughes leaves the Republican Party of Florida’s Communications team and now Brian Burgess moves from Gov. Scotts team to the RPOF team. According to a press release from the Governor’s office: Tallahassee, Fla. – The Governor’s office announced today that Governor Rick Scott’s longtime aide, Brian Burgess, will leave his post as...
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Scott Appoints Three to Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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August 16, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Paetra T. Brownlee, Joshua D. Grosshans, and William C. Vose to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Paetra T. Brownlee, of Orlando, is an attorney at Brownstone, P.A.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a law degree from the Florida...
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Legislative Affairs Director Jon Costello Departs Governor’s Staff

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August 16, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the resignation of Jon Costello from the Office of the Governor. A copy of Costello’s letter of resignation is available here. His resignation is effective September 7, 2012. Costello has served as Legislative Affairs Director since Governor Scott’s inauguration.   As Legislative Director, Costello was responsible for...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Thirteen to Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems

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August 10, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced thirteen appointments to the Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems. Gus Alexakos, 77, of Zephyrhills, is retired from the Northern Illinois Gas Company. He is appointed for a term beginning August 10, 2012, and ending June 31, 2013. Keith A. Burge, 40, of...
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Gov Scott To Host Gov Perry For Fishing Challenge

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August 9, 2012
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Governor Rick Scott to Host Governor Rick Perry for a Fishing Challenge Tallahassee, Fla. – On Monday, August 13, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Texas Governor Rick Perry will embark on a fishing expedition with servicemembers who have bravely served our country. Governor Scott and Governor Perry will then have lunch with U.S. Military...
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Trinidad-Tobago Trade Mission to Help Expand Florida Jobs

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August 3, 2012
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Tallahassee, Fla. (August 3, 2012)– Beginning tomorrow, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll will lead a delegation of 27 Florida companies from 23 industries in a trade mission to Trinidad-Tobago, with the primary goal of expanding trade between Florida and Trinidad-Tobago. Trinidad relies heavily on Florida exports and is Florida’s largest trade partner in the English-speaking...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jeffrey Oody to Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees

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July 19, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment Jeffrey L. Oody to the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees. Oody, 43, of Starke, is the president of Community State Bank. Previously, he was president of Capital City Bank from 1997 to 2012. He is a member of the Bradford Education Foundation...
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Governor Scott ‘Gets to Work’ at Florida State Park

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July 19, 2012

THONOTOSASSA – Continuing his focus on job creation and promoting Florida as a premier tourism destination, Governor Rick Scott spent his 11th ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day working as a park ranger at Hillsborough River State Park today. Governor Scott’s workday began at 7:30 this morning, where he worked alongside Florida Park Service Director...
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Governor Scott Gets to Work at Hillsborough River State Park

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July 19, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – On Thursday, July 19, Governor Rick Scott will experience a day in the life of a park ranger during his 11th ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day at the Hillsborough River State Park. WHAT:           ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day at Hillsborough River State Park WHEN:          7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (See below...
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