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News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott ran as a tea party conservative in 2010, but he has softened his tone in office. He vowed for years ago to cut government spending and debt. The multimillionaire businessman promised to slash taxes to create jobs. He called for enacting a tough Arizona-styled immigration law and railed against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Solar proponents say a new coalition that will push for increased use of renewable energy in Florida. The coalition includes three major renewable and clean energy organizations: the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A proposed private passenger rail line with plans to eventually run from Miami to Orlando has chosen a company to manufacture its passenger cars. Siemens announced this week that it has been awarded the contract to build the cars and diesel-electric locomotives for All Aboard Florida.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida attorney who earned more than $8 million over a decade's time didn't file his tax returns and is now heading to federal prison. A Fort Lauderdale federal judge last week sentenced 56-year-old Steven Siff to 13 months behind bars.

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