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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



sigart.jpghunting.jpgWinner of the week: Signature Art Gallery. The Tallahassee art gallery finally will get paid more than $500,000 by the state for framed photos it completed for the opulent 1st District Court of Appeal. It wasn't the gallery's fault judges ordered up such pricey digs, but former CFO Alex Sink and current CFO Jeff Atwater balked at honoring the contract — until it looked like Atwater would be deposed.

Loser of the week: Hunting Deutsch. The fellow tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to be Florida's top job creator and oversee unemployment benefits quit abruptly last week amid questions about him collecting 91 weeks of unemployment benefits while traveling in Europe with his wife

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