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Less than three weeks before Gov.-elect Rick Scott takes office, plans for implementing one of his major campaign promises--to cut $1 billion from the state's prison system--drew a sharp push-back from the union representing correctional officers with the airing of television spots warning, inmates might be released to help reduce cost.
Flanked by a host of mostly Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Charlie Crist highlighted on Wednesday, legislation that will create a Civil Rights Hall of Fame exhibit in the Capitol. The measure (HB 523), sponsored by Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, calls for the members of the Hall of Fame to be nominated by the Florida Commission on Human Relations and selected by the governor.