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Stories with person: Charlie Crist
  • Legislature argues DCF budget after child deaths 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:37 pm
  • MIAMI - After dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers may add money for nearly 200 new child protective investigators and other services, but critics worry the proposal overlooks funding to treat mental health and substance abuse problems that are at the root of most child deaths.

  • Fla. Gov. Scott backs growler legalization 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott supports the legalization of the refillable half-gallon beer containers that craft beer lovers call growlers, his office said Tuesday.

  • Crist won't back down from health care law support 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:52 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist set himself up Tuesday for another round of attacks over the president's health overhaul from Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign team - repeatedly calling the nation's new insurance system "great" during a lunch speech.

  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:01 pm
  • MIAMI - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.

  • Florida unemployment rate ticks up slightly 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:08 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.

  • Crist delivers blistering attack of Scott 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:56 pm
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Delivering an opening salvo in his campaign to return to office, former Gov. Charlie Crist heaped blistering criticism Monday on his successor, a preview of the attack Gov. Rick Scott faces from his likely opponent.

  • Fla. GOP rakes in money from major companies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:43 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida legislators this year are debating everything from gambling to what kinds of beer containers can be sold and how much money to give professional sports teams - so it is perhaps not surprising that the largest campaign donors have included casino developers, team owners and beer distributors.

  • Fla. Gov. Scott signs cut in annual car fees 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:40 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican Gov. Rick Scott blamed predecessor Charlie Crist for raising motor vehicle registration fees before signing a bill Wednesday to lower them.

  • Scott meets with students in Tampa, talks tuition 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:11 pm
  • TAMPA, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott met with five high school students and their parents to discuss the rising cost of college tuition.