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Florida Governor Rick Scott

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....

Florida Declares State Of Emergency During RNC Prep

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.25.2012 | Miami

TAMPA, Fla. — Floridians, tourists and thousands of visitors for the Republican National Convention were warned Saturday to prepare for Tropical...

Rick Scott Appeals Gun Law Smackdown

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Florida officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling striking down a Florida law that restricted doctors from talking with patients about...

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. ...

Rick Scott's Top Aide Resigns Amid Scrutiny

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff has abruptly resigned amid news stories examining his job performance and handling ...

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...

Gov: Zimmerman Charges Not Due To Public Outcry

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 04.17.2012 | Black Voices

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Florida's governor is rejecting any suggestions charges were filed in the killing of the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin beca...

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 ...

Rick Scott's Approval Rating Hits New Personal Worst

Posted 02.05.2012 | Miami

For Rick Scott, every day's a new record -- and each one seems worse than before. New numbers from Public Policy Polling show the Florida Governor's a...