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Obama Should Tell Florida Gov. Rick Scott: This Emergency Is Yours... Own It

Alan Farago | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

If I were President Obama, and you -- the reader -- were Florida Governor Rick Scott, and you asked me to declare a federal emergency of counties afflicted by toxic algae blooms, I'd be tempted to say the following.

Sea Level Rise and Quantifiable Risk: for nation's utilities it is time to lift the liabilities from the fine print in SEC filings

Alan Farago | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

At some point, taxpayers are going to realize that sea level rise isn't an abstract problem that randomly hits a few unfortunates.

Oligarchs In Florida: How An "Arab Spring" Could Make Big Sugar Even Wealthier But Save The State

Alan Farago | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

Social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and the blogs, have triggered an unprecedented event in Florida: people are linking up to express outrage and to organize for the purchase and conversion of massive acreage in sugar cane production south of Lake Okeechobee for water treatment marshes.

Charity That Begins at Home, Wrecks the Home: US Sugar Corporation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Alan Farago | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

1300 miles separates Flint, Michigan where mostly poor African Americans have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead in drinking water, and Clewiston, Florida -- home of US Sugar Corporation. The distance is nothing to the descendants of Charles Stewart Mott.

Why Florida Is Not Marco Rubio Country

Alan Farago | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

Massive releases of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee out to both Florida coasts are roiling voters who might otherwise be inclined to vote for Rubio.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs New 'Water Policy Bill' and Points State in Same Direction as Flint, Michigan

Alan Farago | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

Public clamor for a veto and against Florida Governor Rick Scott's signing, today, of a new "water policy" bill lands in the governor's bubble like a muted, padded sound. Scott doesn't see and he doesn't hear, except through the filter of political ambition.

Tax Cuts and Budget Vetoes Highlight Governor Scott's Shrinkage Victory Tour

Gary Stein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Miami
Gary Stein

They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.

First Medical Marijuana Class Opens In Florida, Features 'Professor Of Cannabis'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Florida’s first medical marijuana class launched Tuesday ahead of the state’s November vote on whether to legalize the substance for medical purpo...

How Will A $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Happen?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2013 | College

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced Monday that all 23 public institutions in the Florida College System offering baccalaureate degrees have accepte...

'Hail Satan! Hail Rick Scott!'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

A group of self-proclaimed "satanists" staged a mock rally in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott Friday for signing a bill that permits school distric...

UPDATE: Satanist Love For Rick Scott No Longer Confirmed

Posted 01.17.2013 | Miami

UPDATE, JANUARY 17: Rick Scott may not be a Satanist hero after all. Upon "further review," the Miami Herald discovered that Lucien Greaves, the p...

WHOOPS! Rick Scott Committee Makes Big Mistake

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's political committee sent some Florida residents Christmas-themed mailers with an incorrect return address, reportedly le...

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...

Rick Scott's 'Very Bad Idea'

The Tampa Tribune | Jerome R. Stockfisch | Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG -- Gov. Rick Scott has challenged state colleges to provide bachelor's degree programs that don't cost more than $10,000, and although ...

Rick Scott Voter Purge Snares One Canadian Man

Posted 08.31.2012 | Miami

On Thursday, a Canadian man reportedly became the first -- and so far only -- legal casualty of Gov. Rick Scott's controversial months-long purge of F...

Florida Voter Purge: Is The Debate Over?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

An effort by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to purge up to 182,000 names from his state's voter registration rolls has sparked a civil rights outcry and ...

Janell Ross

U.S. Lawsuit Attacks Florida's Process, Not Principle, To Stop Voter Purge

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Experienced canvassers know that to register voters in South Florida, bottled water is as essential as voter registration forms. But this year, as Nat...

Trymaine Lee

Florida Stand Your Ground Task Force Holds First Public Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

A Florida task force convened by Gov. Rick Scott to examine the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law is scheduled to have its first public meet...

LOOK: Rick Scott's Good Deed

Posted 05.10.2012 | Miami

Florida Governor Rick Scott helped release a rehabbed green sea turtle named Sas Tuesday while bobbing in waters off the Florida Keys. "He was anx...

Rick Scott Cuts Funding, Vetoes Tuition Hike Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.01.2012 | College

After approving a $300 million cut to Florida's public universities in earlier April, thus cutting public higher education state funding for the fifth...

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...

Rick Scott Weighs In On Trayvon Martin Shooting

WESH-TV | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

The governor of Florida was in Orlando on Friday and weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case....

Rick Scott Signs Controversial Drug Testing Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) signed a controversial bill Monday allowing random drug testing of state workers. Scott signed the bill, which is l...

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 Slams New Bill

The Miami Herald | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, when it wasn’t clear if the Legislature would give Gov. Rick Scott a win and overhaul Personal Injury Protection auto insurance to his...