Tag Archives: Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott’s Hospital Commission To Meet For First Time

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to extend hospital funds .The panel, which met for the first time Wednesday, is beginning its work as the governor becomes increasingly antagonistic toward hospitals that receive taxpayer funds.

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Lawmakers Pass Bill To Aid Craft Brewers, End Growler War

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Senate Bill 186 could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales. The bill lifts the problematic requirement that craft breweries operate as tourist attractions and allows the breweries to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce, refillable “growler.”

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Bill Passed To Let Child Rape Victims Record Attackers

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers. The bill applies to victims who are under the age of 18.

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Governor Scott Takes Action On Ebola

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Governor Rick Scott discusses Florida’s plan on addressing Ebola. The state has followed suit of New Jersey, New York and Illinois in taking state action.

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Gov. Scott to Visit Bell This Afternoon

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Gov. Rick Scott will visit Bell, Fla. Today in the wake of a shooting that left six children and two adults dead on Thursday Sept. 18.

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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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