May 14, 2014 Daily News Recap

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May 14, 2014

Florida

 

FHP_Trooper_Charles_SwindleFlorida Current: Appeals Court hears case of FHP trooper 

An attorney for a state trooper who got in trouble for trying to give two state legislators a break on their speeding tickets told an appeals court Tuesday the Florida Highway Patrol has a long-standing “unwritten rule” against issuing traffic tickets to the legislators who control their agency budgets

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RIck_Scott_Not_A_ScientistFlorida Current:  Scott says “I’m not a scientist” in response to climate change questions

Florida’s vulnerability to climate change was a focus in the National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House as required by Congress.

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Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times:  Ex-Lt. Gov. Carroll says working for Scott was ‘bad’ for minorities (w/video)

TALLAHASSEE — More than a year after she was forced from office, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll continues to antagonize her former boss, Gov. Rick Scott, as he’s running for re-election.

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Local and County

 

Palm_Beach_Post_florida_public_EmployeesPalm Beach Post:  20 Orlando health workers watched for MERS symptoms

Nineteen employees at two Orlando hospitals who came in contact with a man infected with the rare MERS virus were sent home under quarantine and are being closely monitored for symptoms. An additional worker who displayed symptoms was put in isolation in the hospital.

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Brevard_SchoolsFlorida Today: Brevard Schools stave off budget cuts

Brevard Public Schools will avoid budget cuts, at least for next school year.

The school district is expecting more than $13 million in additional state money for the 2014-15 school year.

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Sun_SentinelSuns Sentinel:   Florida leaders approve FPL nuclear plans

Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members Tuesday gave the go-ahead for Florida Power & Light Co. to build two nuclear reactors and transmission lines in South Florida, pending federal approvals.

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Post_On_PoliticsPalm Beach Post:  For first time, minor and no-party registrations eclipse Republicans in Palm Beach County

As of this afternoon, there were 235,487 registered Republicans in the county and 235,508 voters registered with no party affiliation or with minor parties, according to the county elections website, which updates daily. There are also 366,450 registered Democrats in the county.

National

 

Rubio_Presidential_RunFlorida Today:  Rubio presidential run looking more likely

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida increasingly looks and sounds like a candidate for the White House.

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