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Rick Scott Names Fiscal Conservatives to Economic Team

Incoming Gov. Rick Scott announced his economic team on Monday to help prepare the 2011 budget, and fiscal conservatives have to be delighted by his picks.

Heading up the team will be Donna Arduin, who led the Office of Policy and Budget under former Gov. Jeb Bush. Shes held similar positions in other states. Shell be joined by Tad DeHaven of the Cato Institute; former Texas state Rep. Talmadge Heflin, who gained a national reputation for trimming the state budget; Randall Holcombe, a professor of economics at Florida State; legendary economist Arthur Laffler, who is credited by many with creating supply-side economics; and Robert McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute.

Scotts team has to have a budget in place by Feb. 4.

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