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Florida Legislature shifts power to Gov. Rick Scott's office

Thanks to the Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott has a little more power.

More power to supervise agency rulemaking. More power to remove members of local jobs agencies. More power to dish out millions of dollars to help businesses relocate to Florida.

In each case, Republicans say they wanted to take big decisions out of the hands of unelected agency bureaucrats and give them to the state's highest-ranking official — the one accountable to voters.

Democrats call it part of a disturbing trend.

"Why don't we just change the title of governor to king and give him a crown and be done with it?" said Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston. Continue reading.