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Florida Governor Rick Scott

GOP Turmoil, Climate Change and Fair Districts in Florida Have Big Sugar Scrambling

Alan Farago | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

Based on simplistic polls that rank "the environment" as a low order of voter concern, most pundits overlook the complex tangle of taxpayer v. special interests, regulatory capture, and water pollution that is profoundly irritating the political status quo in the United States. Take Florida, one of the key electoral states, for example.

Florida Governor Rick Scott Attacks Minimum Wage Increase... In California

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

An economic development organization run by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has launched a new radio ad on the other side of the country, bashing Californ...

Rick Scott Releases Attack Ad On Starbucks Woman Who Called Him An 'Asshole'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's political action committee has put out a new ad that goes after Cara Jennings, the woman who confronted him at a Starbucks a...

Woman In Starbucks Yells At Rick Scott For Cutting Medicaid: 'You're An Asshole'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) received a scalding reception during a visit to a Starbucks in Gainesville, Florida, Tuesday, when a woman confronted him ...

Progressive New Laws Tackle State's Woeful Rape Case Record And The Spread Of HIV

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed two bills into law Wednesday that seek to combat both unsolved rapes and the spread of HIV in the state. One measur...

Rick Scott Can't Stop Embarrassing Himself On TV

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) just can't handle interviews about GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Scott dodged question after que...

Rick Scott Embroiled In Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TAMPA, Fla., Feb 5 (Reuters) - Republican Governor Rick Scott, off to a rocky start in his second term in office, fa...

Scott Makes Big Promises

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fl. Jan 6 (Reuters) - Florida governor Rick Scott began his second term Tuesday with a promise to expan...

Rick Scott Refuses To Say Whether He Knew Execution Delay Was For A Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to say on Tuesday whether he knew that the state attorney general requested delaying a condemned man...

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi Sued In Public Records Withholding

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Tallahassee, Fla., attorney Steven Andrews filed a new lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, alleging that the Republican governor's admi...

'Would You Kill Me?'

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

If he could talk to Gov. Rick Scott, Seth Penalver would have one simple question. "Would you kill me?" Penalver, 40, was acquitted late last year o...

Governor Rick Scott Says "It's Working," But Florida Disagrees

Eric Brakken | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Eric Brakken

Rick Scott stated today in his State of the State address that he wants "a war on failure." If so, then let's start with the failed policies of our Tallahassee politicians. Last minute political stunts won't change the hardship that working Floridians are facing.

Guess Who Supports A Review On Gun Laws?

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's proposals for gun control on Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) expressed his support for a broad review of his...

Rick Scott's Alleged 'Manipulation Of Content'

Posted 11.30.2012 | Miami

Open government advocates say Florida Governor Rick Scott is stepping around his "big step forward for transparency." The Miami Herald reports Scot...

Florida Governor Pushes For $10,000 Bachelor's Degrees | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday issued a challenge to community colleges statewide: Create bachelor's degree programs that cost students $10,000 or less. ...

'Repeatedly And Hard'

Tampa Bay Times | John Romano | Posted 01.07.2013 | Miami

Think of it as an employee evaluation. Rick Scott has been on the job for a couple of years, and has a pretty recognizable body of work behind him....

The INSANE Cost Of Rick Scott's Legal Fights

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

Legal challenges to legislation proposed by governor Rick Scott have so far cost Florida nearly a million dollars, according to the Orlando Sentinel. ...

Florida Lawmakers Defend 'Stand Your Ground' Panel

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

The task force empaneled by Florida Governor Rick Scott called to look into the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, which has come under fire in the afte...

LOOK: Rick Scott In Hot Water Over 'Unacceptable' Doctored Image

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott's Facebook managers posted an image containing a doctored Miami Herald headline Tuesday, prompting the paper's managing ed...

Rick Scott's Latest Baffling Veto

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday vetoed a widely popular bill that would send certain non-violent drug addicts to treatment after serving half t...

Happy Easter: Rick Scott Legalizes Neon Pink Chicks

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott just approved an agricultural bill, which permits animals to be dyed neon green and dayglo pink. But don't dip any liv...

Rick Scott Effort Fails

Associated Press | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott's picks to run universities, colleges, state agencies and other important boards are now in limbo. The Florida Senate failed to con...

Rick Scott Invokes Holocaust In Defense Of Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Florida's unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott compared criticism of capitalism -- in particular, attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's r...

Profit Empowerment Not Parent Empowerment

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

My goal is to stop the systematic dismantling of public schools in our society as I believe they are the cornerstone of our democracy. My goal is also to stop the wasteful distribution of my tax dollars. This is a prime example.

Rick Scott Asked To Pee In Cup During Budget Presentation

Posted 02.06.2012 | Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott just can't catch a break. As if asking for $1 billion more in education funding while trying to close a $2 billion budget ...