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Scott to give first State of State speech at 6 p.m.

Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his first State of the State speech at 6 p.m. next Tuesday. The evening address is aimed at reaching a statewide television audience, even though stations will likely only carry snippets live during their 6 p.m. newscasts.

"We want to give more people an opportunity to see it," said Brian Burgess, Scott's communications director.

Most recent State of the State addresses have been delivered to a joint session of the Legislature at about 11 a.m., but former Gov. Charlie Crist moved his 2008 speech to the 6 p.m. time slot.

-- Steve Bousquet

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TimJ

More of the same...bla bla bla. The mental picture I now have of Governor Scott is a stupid dog barking while running in circles and chasing his tail. The tea party is on the side-lines egging him on. In the end, he never accomplishes anything. He is a joke - a laughing-stock.

Michel G.

Nice summary, imagery - succinct.

Tim

He sold the state plane - something the impotent legislature couldn't (or wouldn't) do.

More of the same? Hardly. He's shaking up Tallahassee - exactly what those clowns need and exactly why I voted for him.

Michel

Tim

You voted for a short-sighted ideologue with no interest in preserving the integrity of Florida' laws and constitution - not that apparently matters to [a] Scott's supporter[s].

Your point above is so superficial to the constitutional issue raised by the petitioners in the lawsuit that points out the obvious (if one would take the time to review the constitution and statutes)-.

Gov. Scott does not have the statutory or constitutional standing to extend the powers of the executive branch into the authority granted to the legislature by the same Florida constitution and statues.

It is the legislature - not the Governor's office through its duly appointed representatives to enact public policy and enforce the administration of that policy through its legislative actions.

If you mean "shaking up Tallahassee" as in waking up everyone in the state, does who few 1,000 who either didn't vote or voted for this idiot - shaking up to reality that next midterms may see alot of sycophants like Haridopolis - being voted out of office

michel

Follow-up

"A lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott sends a question to the state Supreme Court that is more important than the high-speed train behind the controversy.

Does Florida's governor have the power to single-handedly change state law?" No.

Conservative leaders (teabaggers and idots) at the state and national level, who are usually defenders of the rule of law and the limits of constitutional authority, have been oddly silent on the issue.

Tim - thanks for the opening

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