Tag Archives: Governor Rick Scott

UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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In the News: Florida’s Economy in Governor’s Race, New U.S. Ebola Czar, Sexual Assault at UF, Gators Lose to Missouri

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race – While the polls show Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are close in numbers, Scott’s campaign faces challenges in proving Florida’s economic stability. Scott claims credit for adding 613,000 jobs and trimming [...]

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In the News: Second Potential FL Ebola Case, Black Bear Population Rises, Democratic Reverend to Support Gov. Scott, NYT Poll Suggests Scott’s Lead

By and on October 6th, 2014 | Last updated: October 6, 2014 at 10:37 am

Precautionary Ebola Test in Miami – A South Florida hospital decided to take a proactive approach with a young patient visiting from Africa who was tested for Ebola, though it turns out the child has the flu. As a precaution, Gov. [...]

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In The News: Undocumented Students Tuition, Medicaid Expansion, Gov. Scott On Arizona Bill, Whale Protection

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Florida Center [...]

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In The News: Soldiers Shave Heads for Cancer, Walmart Cheapens Gainesville Gas, Gov. Scott Proposes Flood Insurance Delay, Teacher Evaluations Made Public

By and on February 25th, 2014 | Last updated: February 25, 2014 at 10:42 am

Soldiers support Florida boy with cancer – all the way from Afghanistan  – A West Palm Beach-based group of soldiers in Afghanistan shaved their heads to support a Mount Plymouth 7-year-old diagnosed with cancer. The men from Florida are a [...]

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In The News: Teacher Killed, Fla. Budget Cuts, Pirate Attack

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Student used box cutter to kill Massachusetts teacher, sources say – A Danvers High School teacher was murdered in Danvers, Mass., with a box cutter on Tuesday. Philip Chism, a 14-year-old student, allegedly killed Colleen Ritzer in the school bathroom. [...]

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Governor Rick Scott Speaks to Mayo Residents About Shutdown

By , and on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

The governor visited the Lafayette County Courthouse in Mayo to listen and discuss the concerns of the small town’s residents, including the federal government shutdown.

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Gov. Scott Rejects Common Core Testing Standards

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Gov. Rick Scott announced he wants Florida to determine its own education testing standards and no longer work with PARCC. Alachua County school board member Eileen Roy said parents are tired of the frenzy of ever-changing tests.

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In the News: Florida Increases Education Spending, Rick Scott Business-Friendly During Re-election Bid, House GOP Delays Financing Legislation, Casey Anthony Forced to Testify

By on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says – Florida still spends 3.9 percent less on education than it did in 2008 before the Great Recession, despite having the second-largest increase in education spending for the 2013-2014 budget year. [...]

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Gov. Rick Scott Announces Investment Of $37 Million For Water Quality Projects

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.

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