Gary Fineout
Sen. Mazie Hirono. Image via AP.

Gary FineoutAugust 11, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s crucial election. Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November’s midterm elections. During a campaign […]

Gary FineoutSeptember 7, 2017
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6min192
Residents in parts of the Miami metro area are under mandatory orders to leave their homes Thursday morning as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region with potentially catastrophic winds. During several media appearances Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott strongly urged people to evacuate if asked to do so by local officials. The governor waived tolls […]

Gary FineoutAugust 29, 2017
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4min230
Florida taxpayers have already spent $5 million on a state budget website that never went public. Now litigation over the failed project could cost another $200,000. The Florida Senate hired a Tallahassee-based contractor six years ago to create the website to help the public understand the state budget. Legislative officials say it didn’t work as […]

Gary FineoutJuly 28, 2017
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Florida’s price tag for losing legal battles – which has included courtroom fights over drug testing, voting rights and gay marriage – continues to grow under Gov. Rick Scott. Scott recently agreed to pay $1.1 million to cover the legal bills of physicians and medical organizations in their successful challenge of a law that restricted […]


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