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Emails Show Florida Officials Celebrated Launch Of Unemployment Website As It Failed For Claimants

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott outlines his education budget recommendations Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 during a stop in Delray Beach, Fla. He wants more money for public schools in the coming year, but he's not asking for as big of an increase as he did last year. The Republican governor wants state legislators to boost spending on public schools by $542 million.The Scott administration says that the budget request would result in a record level of nearly $19 billion for schools. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

TALLAHASSEE -- A day after the debut of Florida’s $63 million unemployment benefits website, the man in charge delivered a sunny appraisal.

“The system was up and running 100 percent of the time,” project manager Tom McCullion wrote Oct. 16 to his agency’s top brass. “The two issues that caused claimants to receive an error message have been resolved.”

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