Tag Archives: Rick Scott

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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In The News: Service Members Presumed Dead; UF Liberal Arts Dean Named; Women Testify In Murder Trial; Scott Meets With Black Caucus

By and on March 11th, 2015 | Last updated: March 11, 2015 at 9:14 am

Official: 11 service members missing in Panhandle crash presumed dead Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead Wednesday after a helicopter crash during a routine night training mission Tuesday. With fog hampering the search efforts for the men, the Coast […]

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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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