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Discovered in transition e-mails, advice from Jeb Bush to Gov. Rick Scott

Former Gov. Jeb Bush campaigns with Rick Scott in October. Orlando Sentinel photo

Former Gov. Jeb Bush offered to be a confidential sounding board for newly elected Gov. Rick Scott while urging him to expand school vouchers to all students, release elderly prisoners early and consider taxing online purchases in exchange for cuts to other taxes.

The suggestions came in an e-mail Bush sent just days before Scott took office.

"You didn't ask for this, but it is the standard 'envelope in the desk to the new guy' for words from the old guy," Bush wrote. "To be honest, I did the same thing to Gov. Crist but he did nothing I suggested, so with the risk of being presumptuous, I am trying again."

Download Jeb memo to scott Story here.


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