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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week

Charles Swindle. Fired in March over his handling of traffic stops involving two state legislators, Swindle was reinstated last week by the Public Employees Relations Commission. The case brought to light the highway patrol's longstanding unwritten policy of going easy on lawmakers pulled over for speeding.

Loser of the week

Rick Scott. Education Commissioner Tony Bennett's resignation amid questions about whether he gamed the school grading system in Indiana for a generous donor is only the latest sign of turmoil in the Scott administration. Among the casualties of controversy or scandal over the past 15 months: Chief of Staff Steve MacNamara; Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson; Department of Economic Opportunity director Hunting Deutsch; Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll; Department of Children & Families secretary David Wilkins

[Last modified: Sunday, August 4, 2013 1:37pm]

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