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Scott grudgingly complies with Fla. court ruling

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) Gov. Rick Scott is grudgingly complying with a Florida Supreme Court decision.

Scott on Wednesday issued a new executive order on state rules. The justices in August ruled the previous one exceeded his authority.

It still requires agencies to submit existing and proposed rules to Scott's office for review.

The key difference is they no longer must get Scott's approval before they proceeding with new rules.

Scott, though, added a warning for agency heads who serve at his pleasure.

The order says recommendations by his office "constitute the strongly held views of the governor."

It adds that Scott will evaluate administration members according to how they respond to those recommendations.

The new order also has several "whereas" clauses saying how the Supreme Court's ruling was wrong on various legal issues.

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