Tag Archives: Rick Scott

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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Federal appeals court rules to keep ban on welfare drug testing

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to keep an injunction against a 2011 Florida program requiring government assistance applicants to be drug tested.

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Citizen Safety Task Force supports ‘stand your ground’ law

By on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am

The “stand your ground” law will not be overturned, but Gov. Rick Scott’s Citizen Safety Task Force made recommendations for change in a report released Friday.

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In the News: Reopened murder case, NE Florida highways, Medicaid expansion, blindness devices

By and on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hernando County reopens 20 year-old murder case – Twenty years after 12-year-old Jennifer Odom’s body was found in Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department is assigning a full-time detective to the case. The case was originally featured on NBC’s […]

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Feb. 5, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Scott announces incentive for college students to graduate in four years

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Gov. Rick Scott has announced a plan to have students finish college in four years that would free up space at universities. Scott wants students to experience locked tuition while they are in school in exchange for leaving within four years.

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In the News: Scott releases budget proposal, Royal skeleton found, Navy SEAL killed, Super Bowl blackout

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Scott’s plan raises hopes for health law changes – After years of saying “no,” Scott released a state budget proposal that has left many advocates hearing, if not a resounding “yes,” at least a “maybe” from the state’s chief executive. […]

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UF reacts to Scott’s budget proposal

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he plans to allocate $15 million of funds to the University of Florida in hopes of improving education and allowing students to have better job security after graduation. University President Bernie Machen reacted to the proposal in an email, supporting the idea.

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In the News: Teen charged with sexual assault, Ocala-FedEx negotiations, Rick Scott’s budget, Four indicted for murder, LA cardinal removed

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 11:51 am

Boy, 14, charged in sex assault | Chronicalonline.com – A Homosassa teen was arrested Wednesday on sexual battery charges. A 6-year-old girl told the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office that the teen kissed her, sexually violated her, and exposed himself to […]

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In the News: 9/11 case uncensored, Hagel hearing, Death Row, Scott’s budget, Levy Co. murder

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

9/11 Judge Orders End to Outside Government Censors – NYTimes.com – The military judge overseeing the prosecution of five detainees accused of aiding in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ordered on Thursday that the government disconnect technology that allows censoring […]

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