Articles in Category: 'Brian Burgess'

By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 8, 2011 3:55 AM

Multimillionaire Gov. Rick Scott is taking a single penny for his gubernatorial salary, but he’s stocking his staff with people commanding six-figure salaries while promising to cut state spending as the state faces a $3.5 billion shortfall and 12 percent unemployment.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 21, 2010 12:37 PM
 

Incoming Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday named retired Army Col. Mike Prendergast as his chief of staff. Prendergast, a Republican who offered a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful challenge to Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, served as an aide to former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and as a legislative liaison in the Secretary of the Army's Office.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 21, 2010 4:05 AM

One of Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s most high-profile campaign promises – to slash $1 billion from the state’s prison system – drew a powerful pushback when the union representing correctional officers aired television spots warning he would start releasing inmates to reduce spending.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 11, 2010 4:05 AM

After campaigning as an outsider, Gov.-elect Rick Scott is ready to turn insider again Friday, sitting down for 15-minute, closed-door interviews with contenders vying to become the next Florida Republican Party chairman.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 

With three weeks to go until the election, and a poll released Monday showing the gubernatorial contestants neck and neck, both Democratic candidate Alex Sink and Republican rival Rick Scott went on the warpath, unleashing new attacks on each other.

 
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