Tag Archives: Florida Gov. Rick Scott

In the News: Statewide Employee Drug Testing Without Suspicion Ruled Unconstitutional, Lottery Sales Terminated At Pompano Beach Locations, Local Residents Complete Boston Marathon, Student Loan Borrowers Pay When Co-Signer Dies

By on April 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:40 am

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Florida Gov. Rick Scott on drug testing – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s petition to review a ruling that marked his random drug testing policy for state employees as unconstitutional. This leaves [...]

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In The News: State Senate, Pension Reform, Scott Campaign, Russia Sends U.S. Message

By on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Bill for earlier session start advances in Senate – The Florida State Senate approved a bill Wednesday to move the start of the 2016 legislative session from March to January. SaintPetersBlog House public pension reform will focus on 2013 Senate proposal –Speaker of the [...]

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In The News: Congressman Resigns, Postal Rates Increase, Florida Health Care Conference, Scott Avoids Gambling Debate

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Rep. Trey Radel to Resign from Congress – Rep. Trey Radel, R-District 19, is expected to resign from Congress on Monday, according to multiple sources found by POLITICO. This comes after the congressman was caught buying cocaine from an undercover [...]

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Federal appeals court rules to keep ban on welfare drug testing

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to keep an injunction against a 2011 Florida program requiring government assistance applicants to be drug tested.

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Gov. Scott Opposes Legislative Black Caucus Proposals

By on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Members of the Florida Legislature’s black caucus met with Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday to propose legislation and support, but the lawmakers made little headway.

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In the News: State colleges, Nuclear power rates, Grapefruit and drug interaction, Arafat remains exhumed, Greek debt

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Florida governor calls for $10,000 bachelor degrees at state colleges – Gov. Rick Scott said he wants Florida’s 28 state colleges to create bachelor degree programs that cost $10,000 or less. Some state colleges, including Broward College, College of Central [...]

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In the News: Biden in Florida, education task force tuition limits, Zimmerman judge and more

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: October 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

VP Biden making Florida stops Wednesday – Joe Biden will be campaigning in Ocala and Sarasota on Wednesday. Bay News 9 Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education task force wants limit on Florida two-plus-two tuition – Scott’s team has agreed to [...]

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Florida oyster fisheries experiencing above-average losses this season

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: June 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

Florida oyster farmers have had a lack of crop this fishing season and oysters are affecting many jobs and businesses in the industry. Gov. Rick Scott has caught onto the problem and has asked for help from federal authorities. Meanwhile, business owners such as those in Cedar Key are suffering losses.

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In the News: Early voting, Prescription-drug abuse, Fueling stations, State insurance reduction, Storm money

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Federal judge refuses to halt early voting changes | Gainesville.com – A federal judge is not challenging the plan that calls for the reduction of early voting days in Florida. There had been claims this change was discriminatory because African-American [...]

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Tropical Storm Beryl drenches Florida and Georgia

By on May 28th, 2012 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

A curated glance at some of the images folks in Florida and the Southeast are posting to Twitter and social networks from Tropical Storm Beryl.

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