Tag: John Tupps

A.G. GancarskiJuly 19, 2018
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Constituents in Jacksonville City Council District 10 had an opportunity Thursday to meet the man Gov. Rick Scott appointed to represent them. Terrance Freeman, a Republican who up until last week lived in Mandarin in southern Duval County, met his new constituents (in a 19 percent Republican district) at the Legends Center, at the same location suspended […]

Jim RosicaApril 4, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will appeal a federal judge’s order to devise a new process for restoring voting rights to felons. The Governor’s Office announced the move Wednesday morning. The appeal will be filed with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “People elected by Floridians should determine Florida’s clemency rules for […]

Staff ReportsMay 25, 2017
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2min273
John Tupps is heading back to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Tupps would be returning to the Governor’s Office as his communications director beginning June 5. He will replace Jackie Schutz Zeckman, who has been tapped to serve as Scott’s chief of staff. “John has demonstrated an incredible commitment to supporting […]

Jim RosicaMay 12, 2017
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VISIT FLORIDA is saying ‘oops’ over what it calls a “clerical error” showing it made advertising buys in several Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, listed by the feds as a “state sponsor of terrorism.” The state’s embattled tourism marketing arm “was recently alerted to a clerical error in a short-term contract with the international advertising agency […]

Phil AmmannMarch 10, 2015
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4min187
Gov. Rick Scott is pushing back against a report on Sunday claiming an “unwritten rule” in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) banned the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in official communications. “It’s not true,” Scott said, writes the Miami Herald. “Let’s look at what we’ve accomplished. … Significant investments in beach renourishment […]


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