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Governor Rick Scott

Rick Scott Flip-Flops After Early Voting Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced a new proposal Thursday to reform the state’s election laws, including a plan to increase the nu...

Black Caucus: Scott Has A Lot Of Work To Do

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) faced sharp criticism Tuesday during a session with two dozen members of the state legislature's black caucus. The ...

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Dogged By 'Reagan' Inquiries | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has long had this trademarked Batman super-villain thing going on, what with all the record-setting fraud and the self-enr...

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...

Joey Francilus

Governor Rick Scott's WORST Fails Of 2012 | Joey Francilus | Posted 12.28.2012 | Miami

In his second year in office, Gov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) blazed a trail of spending cuts, funding denials, and administrative disasters which all fir...

The Real Cost of Gov. Rick Scott's Education Proposal

Pamela Newton | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Pamela Newton

Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida has floated the idea of charging lower tuition for state college students who major in so-called "business-friendly" disciplines.

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. ...

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 ...

Ex-Florida GOP Official Makes Bombshell Claim About Republican Voting Laws

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida Republican Party, recently claimed that a law shortening the early voting period in the state was deliberate...

Purge Jim Crow Politics!

Badili Jones | Posted 08.22.2012 | Miami
Badili Jones

With Florida being the biggest swing state in the country, the stakes of Rick Scott's vote purge efforts couldn't be higher. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to sue the state and halt the purge.

Rick Scott Called A 'Sh**head'

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

A quarterly newsletter for Florida's Police Benevolent Association contained a surprise for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and his staff: a column labeli...

Rick Scott: 'The Debate's Over' On Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Tuesday sought to explain his recent decision to sue the federal government over a controversial voter purge effort mea...

Rick Scott Defends Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) defended on Monday his administration's decision to defy a federal warning against purging a number of suspected non-citiz...

Politicians Are Making Florida Good for Business But Bad for Floridians

Jose Suarez | Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

Why isn't the so-called "well being" in Florida trickling down? Probably, because our politicians stopped working for us a long time ago.

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...

Human Rights & Florida: Why just Cuba and Syria?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.08.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

How come Tallahassee doesn't ban contracts with companies doing business with China, too? Why just Cuba and Syria? Silly question, because with a Chinese ban, virtually no businesses could do business with Florida governments.

Rick Scott's "PIP Dream" Comes True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.20.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Governor Scott has restructured Florida's Personal Injury Protection laws in such a way to keep both insurance premiums and insured's benefits in the accounts of those mighty few who insure Florida's drivers.

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...

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...

Rick Scott Drops Out Of National Group

Miami Herald | By Erika Bolstad | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

Governors attending an annual meeting this weekend will take up the theme of "Growing State Economies," an initiative they hope will boost hiring and ...

Déjà Vu 2002 in Florida

Rod Smith | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Rod Smith

Why is it when we continue to elect both Republicans and Democrats in statewide elections, the Florida legislature is dominated by a one-party rule? Simply put, gerrymandering.