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Scott says losing Solantic's corporate headquarters is 'disappointing'

Here's some quick notes from Gov. Rick Scott's question-and-answer session with reporters and editors today at the annual Associated Press meeting in Tallahassee:

ON SOLANTIC LEAVING: Scott said it was "disappointing."

BRAZIL: Scott said his trade mission to Brazil has resulted in contracts worth $70 million. (He told reporters Tuesday that he didn't know if any of the deals were finalized during the trip.)

COURTS: On more than 10 lawsuits against him and policies he supported. "I thought there were three branches of government."

DRUG TESTS: Whether he would appeal a court-ordered injunction to stop drug testing welfare recipients. "I haven't decided."

CASINOS: Dodged a question about the bill that would allow resort-style casinos in South Florida. "I haven't seen it yet," he said of the bill.

CHARTERS: Declined to say whether he would require any expansion of charter schools to include the same accountability measures as traditional public schools. "Depends on what else is in there," Scott said of potential legislation. "I'm not the Legislature."

HIGHER ED: Scott said he had no specific policy agenda for higher education. "I couldn't tell you what I want to happen right now."

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