Florida Five: GOP shames Pafford, Political ads target holiday shoppers, Scott was right about rail

Here is Tuesday’s edition of the Florida Five: BPR’s top picks for the political news around the Sunshine State.

GOP answers Democrat’s whining op-ed with facts: The Republican Party of Florida hit back Monday against incoming House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, with a point-by-point rebuttal of an op-ed Pafford published in the Sun-Sentinel over the weekend…Read more.

patrickmurphydon'tbuy1202Clever ‘don’t buy it’ ads turn up heat on Patrick Murphy; target holiday shoppers: The conservative group American Action Network used the theme of Cyber Monday to hit Florida’s Patrick Murphy and other congressional Democrats considered to be vulnerable in 2014 over the continuing failures of Obamacare…Read more.

Study shows Scott was right on high-speed rail project: The Libertarian think tank Reason Foundation has produced a report assessing whether Gov. Rick Scott did the right thing for Florida when he canceled the Tampa-to-Orlando high-speed rail project. What the report concludes is that Scott was right…Read more.

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Gov urges school districts to finalize teacher raises: On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott urged the remaining two dozen school districts around the state to “immediately” finalize pay raises for teachers before the end of the year…Read more.

Op-ed by Florida Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli: One of Florida’s most precious resources is water. Our state is world renowned for our 1,200 miles of beaches, springs, and more than 7,700 large lakes…Read more.

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