Tag Archives: Rick Scott

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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In The News: Execution Postponed, Syrian Chemical Proposal, Gainesville Budget Increase, License-Free Fishing, Stolen School Buses

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, scheduled for today, because it conflicted with her “hometown campaign kickoff” fundraiser at her [...]

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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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In the News: Three bills by midnight, Indian remnants in Miami, 3 detained in Boston bombing, drug-trafficking doctor gets plea

By on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

Gov. Rick Scott must act by midnight on campaign finance, ethics and alimony – The measures would ban permanent alimony in Florida, expand the powers of the Commission on Ethics and make changes to campaign finance laws. Scott must sign, [...]

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In the News: Drone law, body found, J.C. Penney, suspect moved, George Jones dies

By on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs law restricting drones – Florida Gov. Rick Scott hassigned a plan into action protecting the state from survellience by drones. CNN Alachua County Sheriff’s Office have found the body of missing woman Debra Neal, 54 [...]

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Gov. Scott signs foster care bill to give children normalcy

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.

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April 15, 2013: Morning News in 90

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Mayoral election runoff Tuesday; gas prices down; Gov. Scott awards Tebow ‘Great Floridian’; NC university shooting investigated; Maduro wins Venezuelan presidency.

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Proposal could increase pay for state employees in North Central Florida

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The House has proposed a $1,400 pay raise for state employees. The Senate has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for state employees. Members of the House and Senate will have until early May to reach a final decision on the state’s new budget. If passed, the pay raise would take effect Nov. 1.

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