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Jeb 'On Call' if Scott Needs Him

Posted: 01/05/2011 - "My role in life as a former is to be on call," said former Gov. Jeb Bush, who was in Tallahassee for Scott's swearing in ceremony.

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Atwater Sworn in as CFO

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Jeff Atwater became the state’s newest chief financial officer on Tuesday and pledged to take a hard look at the agencies he oversees while fighting fraud in the industries he regulates.

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Bondi is New Attorney General

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Former Hillsborough County prosecutor Pam Bondi, flanked by family members, was sworn in Tuesday as Florida’s attorney general, pledging to continue the state’s fight against the federal health care overhaul and help Florida businesses recover from the oil spill.

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TPD Promotes Child Safety Through RADKids Class

Posted: 01/05/2011 - In addition to Officer Friendly presentations, where officers build a rapport with children and teach them safety habits, the Community Relations Unit offers RADKids.

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Putnam Sworn in as Agriculture Commissioner

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Flanked by his four children and wife, Melissa, Adam Putnam became the commissioner of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services on Tuesday (1/4) moments before Gov. Rick Scott took his oath and delivered his inaugural address.

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[UPDATE] Scott Freezes Fla. Rule-Making, Contracts

Posted: 01/05/2011 - State agencies are prohibited from making new rules without the approval of a new governor’s office on regulations that will also go back over every state contract over $1 million, under an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday shortly after he took office.

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Scott Has Two Prayer Breakfasts

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Before the more public prayer breakfast at Florida A&M Tuesday morning, Gov.-elect Rick Scott spent his first hour at FAMU behind closed doors at a private breakfast.

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Blog: Cuba Travel Relaxation Coming

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A closely-watched blog on U.S. Cuba policy is reporting this morning that some sort of travel announcement is expected soon out of the White House.

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Colson Praises Scott's Plan for Reforming Prisons

Posted: 01/05/2011 - In a speech that was part sermon, part praise for Gov.-elect Rick Scott, Colson said Tuesday, Jan. 4, he likes Scott because of the incoming governor’s interest in reforming prisons.

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[UPDATE] Outgoing Governor Crist Heads Home to Plan Future

Updated: 01/05/2011 - Crist hinted that he would not be returning to his political roots in the Republican Party, which had been his home for two decades before a very public, very messy split during his U.S. Senate campaign last year.

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Scott Challenges Status Quo

Updated: 01/05/2011 - Governor Rick Scott took the oath of office as Florida’s 45th Governor amid clear skies and balmy conditions on the steps of the Capitol today. Scott started as an outsider and is continuing as an anti-regulation, anti-government administration.

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New Governor and State Cabinet

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Florida has a new governor and new state cabinet for the first time since inception. None of the new leaders has ever held a statewide office. As Whitney Ray tells us, they say a lack of experience won’t keep them from reaching their goals of lower taxes and fewer regulations

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Protesters Voice Concerns at Scott's Inauguration

Updated: 01/05/2011 - Rick Scott and many in the sunshine state are celebrating Scott's new title as Governor. But as Eyewitness News reporter Jennifer Milton explains, there were a few who showed up at today's swearing in to show their displeasure.

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In Speech, Scott Takes on Axis of Unemployment

Posted: 01/04/2011 - With an empathetic nod to more than 1 million out of work Floridians, Gov. Rick Scott took office on Tuesday promising to alleviate the pain of joblessness by taking on its causes, an “axis of unemployment” made up of taxes, cumbersome regulations, and lawsuits.

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