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Atwater, Putnam and Bondi push back at Scott's regulations grab

Thirty minutes after taking office last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order requiring his approval for any new state rules in departments under his purview.

Three days later, he sent an e-mail asking agencies that are not under his control to voluntarily ``consent to the pre-authorization process'' as well.

That request went to Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam - state Cabinet members who were elected in their own right.

Their response?

Thanks, but no thanks.

A spokeswoman for Atwater said his office will review its rules and regulations ``following their own standards.'' More here.




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