Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Feds Take Aim at Scott ‘LIP’ Lawsuit

By on June 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Federal officials filed documents Monday responding to a lawsuit by Gov. Rick Scott. The suit says the federal government “engaged in unconstitutional coercion” to make Florida expand its Medicaid program, while federal officials say this is a baseless claim.

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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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Florida Advances To Online Voting Registration

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that would implement an online voter registration system for Florida. The system is planned to be in place by 2017.

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Florida Governor Signs Growler Bill

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Gov. Scott has signed a bill into law that will allow the sale of 64 ounce refillable bill containers known as growlers. This makes Florida the 48th state to allow this size growler to be sold.

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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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Florida Gov. Grudgingly Oks Online Voter Registration

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that mandates online registration in October 2017. Scott said in a letter that he was signing the bill with “hesitation.”

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Tri-State Group Unanimously Backs Plan For River System

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Fifty-six people from Florida, Georgia and Alabama unanimously approved of a new sustainable water management plan. They issued their recommendations even as Florida sues Georgia, with Florida’s government arguing that too much water is being siphoned off upstream.

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In The News: New Legal Badge Program For Girl Scouts, Rick Scott Talks Medicaid And Budget, Evacuation In Chile After Volcano Eruption, Kissimmee Man Attacks Wife With Knife, Tries To Drown Her

By on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

New Legal Badge Program Started for Girl Scouts – A new Girl Scout program offers scouts the ability to learn about law and civics, while also earning a badge. A mother of three girl scouts, Teresa Finer, created the program. She […]

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Florida Legislature Passes “Waldo Bill” To Outlaw Ticket Quotas

By on April 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies are now illegal under a bill unanimously passed by the House in the Florida Legislature. Sent to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, the “Waldo Bill” got its nickname from the city of Waldo, which was once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps.

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UF Students Welcome Bill Proposing Tax-Free Textbooks

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.

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