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Legal eagles blast Scott for removing prosecutor

A who’s who of legal experts blasted Gov. Rick Scott for removing 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Aramis Ayala from the case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd after Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty in the case, or any others, during her tenure. More than 100 former judges, onetime prosecutors and law… Continue reading Legal eagles blast Scott for removing prosecutor

Florida Senate · gambling · Rick Scott

Senate responds to Seminoles on gambling, seeks meeting

The day before the legislative session opened Tuesday, Sen. Bill Galvano, the Bradenton Republican who is the chamber’s go-to gambling guy, sent a letter to Seminole tribal leaders saying a new deal with the state won’t happen unless lawmakers also pass a major gambling package. Galvano’s letter, on behalf of the Senate, comes after the… Continue reading Senate responds to Seminoles on gambling, seeks meeting

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Scott backs Trump on immigration

Gov. Rick Scott weighed in Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order requiring additional vetting of nationals from seven countries with a majority of Muslim residents. Scott, a major Trump supporter, praised the president for his focus on “the security of Americans.” “I believe we now have a president that is going to work… Continue reading Scott backs Trump on immigration