Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Cracking down on pill mills

The Florida House has passed a bill that will crack down on “pill mills” that supply prescription painkillers to addicts and drug dealers. The bill originally included a repeal of the state’s prescription tracking system scheduled to begin in August. University of Florida Pharmacy Professor Dr. Paul Doering says it …

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Florida Senate jobs bill for felons

Getting civil rights restored became more difficult this month when Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted against allowing automatic restoration for nonviolent offenders. Now, a bill allowing former felons to get a job before restoring their civil rights won unanimous approval from the senate yesterday. University of Florida …

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Governor Scott’s plan for public hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has created a seven-member commission to review taxpayer funded hospitals. The review will affect 30 active public hospital districts. University of Florida Chairman of Health Service Research, Paul Duncan, says the biggest issue facing hospitals in Florida is how to provide care for those unable to pay. …

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Florida courts face budget concerns

The state’s court system is freezing hiring and preparing for possible staff layoffs due to a $72.3 million deficit. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady wrote letters to Governor Rick Scott and legislative budget leaders asking for assistance to get them through the fiscal year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s T.J. …

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Merit pay bill sits on Governor Rick Scott’s desk for signature

Florida Governor Rick Scott will now have his say on Republican-sponsored legislation setting up a merit pay plan for Florida teachers and ending tenure for new hires. The bill is one of the Republican governor’s top priorities. It’s the first bill the Legislature has sent Scott since he took office. …

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How safe are Florida’s nuclear reactors?

Florida Governor Rick Scott says Florida is ready in case a natural disaster affects one of the state’s 5 nuclear reactors. A review just completed by the Division of Emergency Management says frequent drills at the local, state and federal level keep everyone aware of the potential risks associated with …

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Alachua County school board members discuss the Governor’s proposed budget plans

Alachua County School Board members held a meeting Tuesday night and a topic of discussion was Governor Rick Scott’s proposed budget plan. With the state of Florida facing the largest budget cut in history, education programs alone will suffer more than $3.3 billion in cuts. Alachua County School Board Member …

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Why Florida lags behind the nation in job creation

As unemployment continues to be a problem around the country, Florida in particular is searching for ways to create jobs. Governor Rick Scott released a statement on Friday calling Florida’s 12% unemployment rate unacceptable. WUFT’s Dan Katz spoke with economist Hank Fishkind about unemployment nationwide, what may be in store …

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STATE ELECTION RESULTS 11:30 Update

STATE SENATOR Marco Rubio REP 2,470,224 (49.87%) Kendrick B. Meek DEM 977,868 (19.74%) Alexander Andrew Snitker LBT 23,099 (0.47%) Bernie DeCastro CPF 4,511 (0.09%) Sue Askeland NPA 14,509 (0.29%) Bruce Ray Riggs NPA 3,416 (0.07%) Bobbie Bean NPA 4,071 (0.08%) Rick Tyler NPA 6,965 (0.14%) Charlie Crist NPA 1,445,076 (29.17%) …

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CITRUS COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS 9:10 update with 100% precincts reporting

US Senator Total: 55,597 votes Marco Rubio 27,496 (49.4%) Kendrick B. Meek 6,363 (11.4%) Alexander Snitker 345 (0.62%) Bernie DeCastro 82 (0.14%) Sue Askeland 253 (0.45%) Bruce Ray Riggs 90 (0.16%) Bobbie Bean 75 (0.13%) Rick Tyler 129 (0.23%) Charlie Crist 20,612 (37.0%) Lewis J Armstrong 78 (0.14%) Write-in candidates …

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