Posts Tagged ‘Jesse Panuccio’

Before deaths, Gov. Rick Scott and Hollywood nursing home owner were chummy

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Before Gov. Rick Scott and South Florida healthcare mogul Dr. Jack Michel began pointing fingers at each other after elderly patients baked to death in Michel’s now-closed Hollywood nursing home, the two men were pals of a sort.
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Jesse Panuccio taking job with Donald Trump administration

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Jesse Panuccio, the former head of the state’s jobs agency, is taking a job with President Donald Trump‘s administration as “the third-highest ranking official” at the Department of Justice, according to sources familiar with the hire.
Panuccio, reached as he was boarding a plane to Washington, D.C., declined comment.
But sources tell FloridaPolitics.com that Panuccio, now with the Foley & Lardner law firm, accepted an offer to become Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.
The position is “the third-highest ranking official at the Department of Justice,” according to the department’s website.
That role “supervises the work of five of DOJ’s large litigating components – the Antitrust, Civil, Civil

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Gov. Scott to get first state Supreme Court pick

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Florida Supreme Court Justice James Perry announced Monday he is stepping down Dec. 30, which will give Gov. Rick Scott his first opportunity to begin reshaping a court that has frustrated Republicans on issues ranging from political maps to protecting doctors from lawsuits.
Perry, 72, is forced to leave the court because he’s reached the mandatory retirement age. Scott will almost certainly appoint a more conservative justice to replace him, though he didn’t give details about what he will look for in a justice.
“What I do is try to find the candidate that I believe will uphold the law and

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Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Tom Brady and deflated unions

Monday, September 7th, 2015
You have heard, no doubt, that unions are a dying vestige of the days when people knew who Pete Seeger was. As Labor Day 2015 comes and goes, there are two examples to show that labor unions still have a few niches. Ironically, those niches benefit the rich and/or powerful.
Start with that poor, mistreated middle-class worker Tom Brady. The NFL superstar, backed by the players union, overturned in federal court the four-game suspension NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had imposed for Brady’s role in Deflategate.
Because his union rescued him, Brady and family will not find themselves penniless and on the

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Jesse Panuccio: Florida workers have much to celebrate this Labor Day

Friday, September 4th, 2015
As we join family and friends at barbeques, pool parties, and picnics this weekend, it is worth reflecting on Florida’s remarkable economic turnaround. This Labor Day, Florida’s workforce is presented with pathways to prosperity that were unthinkable just a few years ago. The Great Recession hit Florida hard. Our unemployment rate skyrocketed to 11.2 percent, we lost 913,000 private-sector jobs, job demand plummeted, tourism faltered, our historic net inflow of new residents dried up, our real GDP declined, our housing market collapsed, and consumer confidence tanked. In short, during the recession, there was little for Florida’s workforce to celebrate

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