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Gov. Rick Scott spoke at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Amy Green
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Governor Stumps in Central Florida


Gov. Rick Scott is promising a billion-dollar tax cut over the next two years. Scott campaigned for re-election Monday in Winter Park and Kissimmee. In Winter Park the governor was relaxed and surrounded by an energized crowd of supporters that included the incoming state Senate President Andy Gardiner of Central Florida. Talking to reporters afterward, the governor explained his rationale for the billion-dollar tax cut. “As people move to the state, as people have gotten jobs, as home prices have gone up our state revenues are growing. Our sales tax revenue is growing. Around the state our revenues are growing, and so now we’re just making good investments.” Scott also criticized his gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist and President Barack Obama …
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Intersection | Orange County Commission District 2 Candidates and Annette Taddeo


Orange County voters head to the polls next week on Tuesday August 26. The primary ballot will decide who will fill some vacancies on the Orange County Commission and also ask voters to decided on Orange County charter amendments. Ballot 2014 coverage continues with a look at some of the candidates for Orange County Commission District 2. Also, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Annette Taddeo, the running-mate of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist about the role of Hispanic voters this election cycle and her vision for her role as Lieutenant Governor if Crist wins.
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Crist arrived at Langford Park in a school bus, photo by Amy Kiley
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Crist Visits Orlando, Touts Education Spending


Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist is riding a school bus for his cross-state tour promoting education funding. The Democrat hopped off in Orlando Thursday. Both supporters and opponents greeted Crist by volleying the names of their chosen candidates, but, eventually, the crowd let Crist speak.  “Rick Scott cut $1.3 billion dollars from education,” Crist said. “He cut it to the bone – inexplicable, wrong, just the wrong priorities. That’s gotta be improved.” Governor Scott was responding to a budget shortfall when he proposed slicing education spending by $3.3 billion dollars in 2011. The Legislature allowed a cut of $1.3 billion. Former university employee Justina Gonzalez-Marti was there to protest against Crist.  “The mess that Charlie Crist left, it was awesome,” she …
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Charlie Crist campaigning for governor in Orlando in 2014, with running mate Annette Taddeo. Crist says he won’t seek political office in 2016. Photo: Brendan Byrne, WMFE
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Crist Opens Office in Orlando, Pledges Education Support


Charlie Crist opened his first gubernatorial campaign office in Orlando on Wednesday. Crist, along with his running mate Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, addressed a crowd of supporters outside the headquarters on education The Crist for Governor campaign office is on the corner of Alafaya and Colonial, just across the street from the University of Central Florida. Crist promised supporters if elected he would increase Bright Future scholarships for state college education. The office sits in State House Representative Joe Saunders’ district and he says the choice to open the offices near the University of Central Florida show the commitment the campaign has to education. “For the Crist campaign to identify this area, my district, a district that has one of the highest …
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