Tag Archives: Rick Scott

In The News: Obama Urges Support, Snow in Florida, US Rep. Resigns After Arrest, Rick Scott Asks for Tax Cut

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

Obama calls for action, with or without Congress – President Barack Obama urged for support in speeding up economic growth and strengthening the American working class in 2014 during his State of the Union address Tuesday. CNN.com Winter storm watch in effect […]

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In the News: Hurricane Tax Holiday, Veteran in Super Bowl Ad, Students’ Second Chance

By on January 28th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Gainesville students get second chance at success – Students looking to get their high school diplomas have a second chance to achieve their goals at MYcroSchool in Gainesville. Gainesville Sun Rick Scott brings back hurricane tax holiday to meet $500 […]

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New Union County Sheriff Sworn In, Praises Father

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Brad E. Whitehead pays tribute to his late father at Whitehead’s swearing-in as Union County’s newest sheriff.

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In the News: Marijuana Bill’s Leniency, Lottery Expects Record Sales, Governors Use BCS Game for Funding, Orlando Flights Canceled

By and on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Medical marijuana amendment has lenient ‘condition’ clause – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argues that the proposed medical marijuana bill’s wording may turn Florida into one of the the more lenient states to recommend the drug. The “other conditions” loophole would […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Florida Drug Test For Welfare Applicants

By on January 1st, 2014 | Last updated: January 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

A federal court struck a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed to appeal the ruling.

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In The News: License-free Saltwater Fishing Day, GRU Rate Hike Hurts Gainesville Businesses, Group Jumps Gate at Castillo, Federal Flood Insurance Program Faces Florida Senators

By on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

Gov. Scott and FWC announce new license-free saltwater fishing day –  Visitors and residents are allowed to take part in license-free recreational saltwater fishing on Oct. 12, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced. While all […]

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Gatorade Inventor Honored With Great Floridian Award

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.

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In the News: Prison Privatization Promise Misses Target, Child Welfare System Faces its Faults, Affordable Health Care Counselor Ban, Obamacare Premium Projections

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for […]

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In The News: Rising Chocolate Prices, Hunter Safety Courses, Rick Scott’s Voter Purge, Vocal Objections to ‘Navigator’ Ban

By on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

More Democrats decry ‘harmful, spiteful’ ban on ‘navigators’ as Scott avoids issue – An increasing number of high-profile Democrats are openly criticizing a Florida policy barring paid health care advisers from contacting patients at local health departments. The policy has […]

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In The News: Suwannee homeowners’ increased fee, cyclists propose harsher penalties for fleeing an accident, UF, UM in the top 50 colleges, Gov. Rick Scott talks tax cuts

By on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

Clarification: Fire assessment increase passes final hearing – The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners has voted to raise the fire assessment tax, a yearly fee paid by property owners that is used for firefighters’ salaries and operational costs, from […]

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