Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Scott

Scott discusses plans for education

By on December 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Gov. Rick Scott talked about his plans for making Florida education better and more affordable.

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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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State officials create new position in fight against human trafficking

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Florida child welfare officials created a volunteer advocate position Wednesday to combat human trafficking.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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In the News: Biden in Ocala, fungal meningitis, Florida tuition, early voting

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Biden in Ocala on Wednesday – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make a campaign stop Wednesday at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala. The event is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are available today [...]

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Drug testing of state workers ruled unconstitutional

By on April 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

A federal judge in Miami has declared Governor Rick Scott’s order requiring drug testing for state workers unconstitutional. The ruling now marks the second one that stands against Governor Scott’s attempt and implenting public drug tests.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika [...]

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Budget cuts hurt the poorest of the poor

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

With Governor Rick Scott’s $2-million veto, legal aid services all across Florida are seeing major cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz spoke with Three Rivers Legal Services Executive Director Allison Thompson about how low-income residents in North Florida are facing a shortage [...]

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UF trustee reacts to Chairman stepping down

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Founding member of the University of Florida’s Board of Trustees Carlos Alfonso will withdraw his application for a third term on the board. This decision comes after learning Governor Rick Scott would not be reappointing Alfonso. Faculty Senate Chair Scott [...]

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