Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Group Wants Probe of Whether Fla. Banned Climate-Change Talk

By on March 10th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Former state employees claim supervisors forbade them from using the term “climate change.” A Florida environmental group is requesting an investigation.

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Scott’s Education Budget Raises Concerns Over For-Profit Charter Schools

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015-2016 “Keep Florida Working” budget has Alachua County public school educators voicing concerns over the distribution of funds allotted to for-profit charter schools. Under his budget, charter schools receive about $125,000 more per school than their public school counterparts.

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Bright Futures May Extend To Summer Courses

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Governor Rick Scott has proposed a plan to extend Bright Futures scholarships over the summer and repeal sales tax on textbooks. The 65 million dollar plan will reduce the cost of students taking courses over the summer.

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In The News: Medical Marijuana Legislation, BP Oil Spill, Charter Schools, Robert Corchado Sentencing

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dept. of Health proposes selection committee to award Charlotte’s Web licenses – In advance of its Feb. 4 medical marijuana policy meeting, the Department of Health drafted a proposal of how to implement the Charlotte’s Web law. The draft lays […]

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In The News: Tampa Health Care Company Joint Venture, Scott Proposes Boost In Education Budget, Cuban Political Prisoners Released, Zimmerman Arrest Report

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Nonprofit Health Care Company Unveils Joint Venture – A joint venture between Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital aims to provide health services outside of the hospital. This includes an outpatient medical center, a home care agency and a hospice. […]

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In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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In The News: Free Parks Admission Tuesday, Hernando Today Closing Its Doors, Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Group Advocates For Body-Mounted Cameras

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Free admission to state parks offered Tuesday – Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday Florida’s state parks will be admission-free on Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. More than 170 parks are participating, including veteran memorials like Orman House Historic State Park’s Three […]

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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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Scott Rallies Voters On Bus Tour As Election Nears

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Governor Rick Scott continued his “Get Out the Early Vote” bus tour on Tuesday with a stop in Gainesville at David’s Real Pit BBQ to rally voters and encourage them to head to the polls early.

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In The News: Washington School Shooting Victim Dies, Gov. Scott Awards Millions In Aid, New CDC Guidelines For Ebola Healthcare Workers

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene […]

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