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May 14, 2014
Florida 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
Florida 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.
Tampa 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.
Local and County
Palm 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.
Florida 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.
Suns 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.
Palm Beach Post: For first time, minor and no-party registrations eclipse Republicans in Palm Beach County
Florida 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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