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Intersection: Friday News Round Table

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Gov. Rick Scott wants to create a counter terrorism task force at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (Abe Aboraya, WMFE)

Florida Governor Rick Scott went to Kentucky to announce he’s bringing jobs back to the sunshine state but was that trip necessary? Has Scott’s grab for jobs gone too far?

A string of church vandalisms in Melbourne has drawn the FBI’s attention it’s calling the graffiti and property damage hate crimes.

The chair of the Volusia County commission says he should get a pay raise if he’s re-elected in 2016. Are local elected officials paid enough for the work they do?

What’s the cost of corruption? Matt Reed writes in Florida Today that it costs taxpayers millions and it’s built into the cost of government that’s to cover bid rigging, bribery, fraud and waste. Reed wants to pass an anti-corruption bill.

These stories and more on the Friday news round table on Intersection.

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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »