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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



transocean.jpgWinner of the week: Transocean. The company that ran the Deepwater Horizon rig, which left 11 dead and oil gushing into the gulf, has been on a roll lately. First, executives received bonuses for the company's safety record last year. Then Gov. Rick Scott announced last week he'll play nice with the company. Florida won't join a multistate suit against thespec.sess111610hackley20.jpg company to recoup millions of dollars.

Loser of the week: Frank Artiles. The Miami-Dade state representative was revealed last week to have failed to move into the House district he is supposed to be representing. If someone files a complaint, he could be fined nearly $15,000 - about half his legislative pay. Ouch.


[Last modified: Sunday, April 24, 2011 5:27pm]


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