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Gov. Rick Scott

Dozens of families will have a brighter Christmas thanks to good samaritan Greg Parady. (Getty Images)

Retailers Help Florida Soldiers Get Home For Christmas

Retailers have pitched in to make sure some Florida National Guardsmen have the transportation to get home for the holidays.

CBS Tampa–12/19/2013

Separation of church and state watchdog Chaz Stevens, a self-proclaimed “militant atheist,” has been granted permission to construct the aluminum tower made famous from the show “Seinfeld.”

Florida Permits Atheist Activist To Build ‘Festivus’ Pole In State Capitol

A South Florida atheist activist successfully petitioned Gov. Rick Scott’s office to erect an 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made from Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the State Capitol.

CBS Tampa–12/10/2013

Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former GOP Gov. Crist Plots Political Comeback As A Democrat

Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor’s mansion, Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida’s stranger-than-fiction standards.

CBS Tampa–10/26/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Challenges President To See Damaged Area

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is challenging President Barack Obama to tour parts of the state that are being damaged by water being released from Lake Okeechobee.

09/25/2013

File photo of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sebelius: ‘Nobody Will Be Collecting Personal Health Information’ Under ‘Obamacare’

The Obama administration’s top health official made her third visit to Florida on Tuesday and discussed the large number of uninsured Hispanics who will benefit from coverage under the new health law.

09/17/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at the grand opening of the main North American training campus for Boeing that includes full-flight simulators for the 787 Dreamliner on Aug. 29, 2013 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov Writes Letter To Boehner Expressing Concern About Security Of People’s Personal Info Under ‘Obamacare’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote to top congressional leaders Monday expressing concern about the security of people’s personal information as they sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

09/17/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to the National Convention of the NAACP on July 16, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. (credit: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Health Department: ‘Shameful Attempts’ By Florida To Block ‘Obamacare’

The Obama Administration is dispatching its top health official to Florida three times in the coming days to promote the Affordable Care Act in a Republican-led state that has been increasingly resistant to carrying out the new federal health law.

09/13/2013

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks during a news conference about the Supreme Court's second day of hearings on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Inmate’s Execution Date Pushed Back Because Initial Time Conflicted With Fla. AG’s Re-Election Fundraiser

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said that it was wrong to ask Gov. Rick Scott to push back the execution date of a convicted killer after the initial time conflicted with a re-election fundraiser.

CBS Tampa–09/12/2013

File photo of  Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. In Middle Of Education Battle

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in the middle of a tug-of-war over education that could reshape the state’s schools while also turning upside down the 2016 presidential race.

CBS Tampa–09/10/2013

Florida had the nation's second-highest rate of residents without health insurance with almost 1 out of 4 Floridians lacking it, according to new U.S. Census figures released Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Census: Florida Ranks Second In Fewest Residents With Health Insurance

Florida had the nation’s second-highest rate of residents without health insurance with almost 1 out of 4 Floridians lacking it, according to new U.S. Census figures released Thursday.

CBS Tampa–08/29/2013

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