Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Scott

Alachua County Schools Receive $1.2 Million

By on May 20th, 2015 | Last updated: May 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Gov. Rick Scott awarded a $1,277,312 check to 20 Alachua County schools Tuesday at Stephen Foster Elementary School. The money is part of the Florida School Recognition Program which is giving $124 million to schools statewide.

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Governor Scott Signs 28 Bills Into Law This Week

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Governor Rick Scott signed almost three dozen bills into law this week. The new laws address issues ranging from revenge porn to the use of drones.

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Congressional Hearing Planned On Lip Showdown

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding. However, that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Goes To Florida Governor

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

A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure Friday after about an hour of debate.

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In The News: Scott to Sue Over Obamacare, Red Light Cameras Lose in Court, Ocala Ranks High In Foreclosure Rates, Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]

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In The News: Florida Ready For Next Hurricane, Girl Scout Cookies To Be Sold Online, Gov. Rick Scott Hosts Jobs Jamboree Barbecues, Obama Encourages Body Cameras For Police

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Insurers: 9-year calm means Florida is ready for next hurricane – As each hurricane-free hurricane season passes through Florida, the state becomes more financially prepared to face a stronger storm, according to insurers. The state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is thought to […]

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In the News: New Cancer Treatment, Seniors Support Medical Marijuana, Scott’s Campaign Contribution, UF Negotiates Energy

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

Proton accelerator arrives at Orlando Health – The 58-ton proton accelerator delivers radiation to cancerous tumors and is a more precise treatment than the traditional x-ray techniques. The $25 million project was lifted by crane over the weekend and is […]

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Gov. Scott Speaks in Response to Bell Shooting

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Gov. Rick Scott spoke today in response to the Bell shootings. Don Spirit shot his daughter and her six children in the town of Bell on Thursday.

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In the News: Scott vetoes alimony bill, Gainesville monkey sanctuary, paint giveaway, FAA furloughs

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill and signs into law campaign finance, ethics bills – Gov. Rick Scott received three bills concerning alimony, ethics and campaign finance from the Florida Legislature and was given a week to sign or veto […]

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In the News: insurance tax credits, UF online degrees, Gainesville breast cancer project, explosions in Mobile, Ala.

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Senate eliminates insurance tax credits, helps lower registration fees – The Florida Legislature passed a bill on an unanimous vote that eliminates a tax break for salary-paid insurance employees Wednesday. The bill will help Florida residents save an average of […]

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