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

Fla. Gov. Taps Former Legislator As Running Mate

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, already in a potentially tough fight for re-election, on Tuesday made history when he appointed the first Hispanic to the position of lieutenant governor.

CBS Tampa–01/14/2014

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Fla. Gov. Wants Spending Boost For Roads And Ports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants more money spent on roads, ports and transportation. Scott will announce Monday that he wants state legislators to set aside $8.8 billion for the Department of […]

CBS Tampa–01/13/2014

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

Fla. Gov. Wants To Cut Auto Registration Fees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling for a cut in fees motorists pay to register their cars.

12/11/2013

US Vice President Joe Biden (Photo Credit: read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden, Wasserman Schultz to visit Panama

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are traveling to Panama to discuss the expansion of the Panama Canal.

11/18/2013

Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. House To Vote On “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

Florida’s Republican-controlled House is expected on Thursday to keep intact the state’s contentious “stand your ground” law that has sparked protests in the wake of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

CBS Tampa–11/06/2013

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

Scott Re-Election Committee To Air Anti-Crist Ad

Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee plans to air an ad called “Opportunist” about former Republican governor turned Democrat Charlie Crist beginning Monday, the day Crist is expected to announce plans to run for his old office with his new party.

10/31/2013

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Crist To Announce Next Week Whether He Will Run For Governor As Democrat

Former Republican governor-turned Democrat Charlie Crist has been working the Florida Democratic Party’s conference like a candidate as he builds up to finally announcing what seemingly everyone in Florida already knows.

CBS Tampa–10/28/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott: Capture Prisoners Then See What Went Wrong

Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.

CBS Tampa–10/17/2013

Stock Image of the arm of an electric chair (Photo Credit: Fanny Carrier / AFP / Getty Images)

Fla. Executes Man For Illinois Woman’s 1986 Murder

A Florida man convicted of raping and strangling a woman and throwing her body in a canal was put to death Tuesday by chemical injection.

CBS Tampa–10/15/2013

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

Fla. Says It Won’t Pay To Reopen National Parks

Florida officials say they won’t use state money to help reopen Everglades National Park and other national parks located in the Sunshine State.

10/10/2013

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