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California Governor To Rick Scott: We're Better And Stop The Stunts

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election.
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California's governor is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his latest effort to try to convince companies to move to Florida.

Gov. Jerry Brown sent a letter to Scott Monday, urging him to stop his "silly political stunts." Brown added that California had added more jobs in the last year than Florida. He also asked Scott to get serious about the threat of climate change to Florida and he attached a report on it to his letter.

Brown urged Scott not to "stick your head in the sand" while "enjoying a stroll on one of California's beautiful beaches."

Scott is in the middle of a three-day trade mission.

Ahead of his trip the state's economic development agency paid for radio ads criticizing California's decision to increase the minimum wage to $15.