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While making a two-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, Gov. Rick Scott spoke about a host of issues — most notably job creation and drug testing state welfare applicants. The former CEO of Columbia/HCA and Solantic made clear his belief that running a state should be similar to running a business — with less regulation, drug testing for employees and consolidated departments.
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John Stemberger, the president of the anti-gay and anti-abortion Florida Family Policy Council, has started a new project to get as many religious voters to the polls as possible.
A bill that would require anyone with a drug-related felony conviction in his or her history to complete rehab before receiving cash assistance or food stamps from the state passed a third Florida House committee today.