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Scott Approves 71 Florida Transportation Contracts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved 71
transportation contracts worth nearly $90 million.

The governor's office announced the action Thursday, a day after
the state Senate's Democratic leader complained that the new
Republican governor's 90-day freeze on state contracts is delaying
job-creation.

The approvals are dated Wednesday. That's when Sen. Nan Rich of
Weston had urged Scott, who ran on a job-creation platform, to lift
his hold on $400 million in transportation contracts approved
before he took office last week.

One of Scott's first acts was to suspend all state contracts of
$1 million or more until they could be reviewed by the new
administration.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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