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Scott State of State speech highlights economy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott touted Florida's improving economy in a State of the State speech Tuesday that drew a contrast between the recession years under former Gov. Charlie Crist and the jobs created during his first three years in office. Scott described the ...

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi Sued In Public Records Withholding

Tallahassee, Fla., attorney Steven Andrews filed a new lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, alleging that the Republican governor's administration failed to release public records, according to The Associated Press. Andrews, a frequent critic of Scott, filed separate ...

Governors, lawmakers return to capitols with eye on November

Polling shows Republicans Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Scott of Florida, Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania and Paul LePage of Maine are in tight races with or trailing their likely Democratic opponents. Democrats have far fewer seats to defend, but they could lose the ...

Rift in how blacks, whites see Zimmerman verdict

Protesters chant outside Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office after it is closed for the evening Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. A sit-in at Scott's office, organized by Dream Defenders in response to the ?not guilty' verdict in the trial of George ...

Florida's latest voter purge bid draws criticism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The NAACP and other groups are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to stop a renewed attempt to purge people who aren't U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls. Bill Tucker, chair of the political-action committee of the NAACP's Tallahassee branch, called the renewed voter ...

Fla. Gov. Scott meets with Fla. Capitol protesters

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press 8:21 p.m.July 18, 2013 Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew listens as Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks Thursday July 18, 2013 in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is telling protesters that he will not ask ...

Alex Sink Loses Special Election For Florida House Seat

Sink is up against Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott to fill the slot currently held by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist who is running for U.S. Senate. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images) | Tim Boyles via Getty Images Alex Sink, the Democrat vying to represent Florida's 13th ...

BBC News Florida Congressman Trey Radel to resign over cocaine

Florida Governor Rick Scott will then schedule a special election to replace him. Mr Scott, along with other Florida Republicans, had called on Radel to step down after his drug conviction in November. And Radel's critics noted he had voted for a measure that mandated drug tests ...

Lawmakers Want Answers On What Went Wrong With Florida's $63 Million Unemployment Website

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks with reporters of the Associated Press in Miami, Fla. Friday Aug. 19, 2011. Scott answered several questions including the latest state unemployment figures. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) | ASSOCIATED PRESS ...

For Scott it's about tax cuts and budget in 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott, weighed down by lackluster poll numbers and a Republican Legislature intent on pursuing its own contentious reforms, appears content to keep it simple as he heads into the 2014 session. Months before he will ask voters to re-elect him for another ...

Florida: Governor Supports Bill Lowering Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Gov. Rick Scott, who urged a crackdown on immigration four years ago, is throwing his support behind a bill that would allow Florida students who are in the country illegally to pay in-state college tuition rates. But Mr. Scott, a Republican, is supporting the idea as long as it ...

Fla. Gov. proposes $74 billion budget for 2014

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press | January 29, 2014 | Updated: January 29, 2014 11:11am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday rolled out an election-year budget that calls for increased spending on schools, the environment, and child protection while at the same ...

Tourism leaders gather for Fla.'s top industry

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott encouraged leaders from Florida's No. 1 industry on Wednesday to set a goal of luring 100 million tourists to the Sunshine State next year. Scott told hundreds of leaders of Florida's tourism industry that the goal was feasible, given that a ...

Gov. Scott meets with protesters at state Capitol

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press | July 18, 2013 | Updated: July 19, 2013 3:27am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Protesters who set up camp in the state Capitol building earlier this week finally got to meet with Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday, and they urged him to push for the repeal of ...

Fla. legislative leaders barnstorming across state

TAMARA LUSH and GARY FINEOU, Associated Press TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press, By TAMARA LUSH and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Days after the Florida Legislature wrapped up its work this year, Gov. Rick Scott hit major media markets to remind voters how he pushed ...

DORAL, Fla.: Fla. Gov. Scott urges sanctions against Venezuela

DORAL, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott is urging President Barack Obama to consider sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests. The ongoing unrest in Venezuela hits close to home in Florida, which is home to some 100,000 people of ...

Gov. Scott will vote against medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott will vote against a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana if it makes the 2014 ballot. Scott said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that he has empathy for people battling difficult diseases, but he’s also seen ...

Gov. Scott vetoes 3 bills, signs traffic bill

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press | June 12, 2013 | Updated: June 12, 2013 8:00pm TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed three bills, including two that received overwhelming support from the Republican-controlled Legislature. He also signed a wide-ranging ...

No Medicaid decision from Fla. Legislature

Legislature KELLI KENNEDY and BRENDAN FARRINGTO, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press, By KELLI KENNEDY and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic leaders want Republican Gov. Rick Scott to veto the state budget or call a special ...

Fla. Gov. signs tougher sexual predator measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Rick Scott signed four bills Tuesday that will keep the most violent sexual offenders locked up longer and close loopholes in a law that allows the state to send predators to a high-security treatment center even after they’ve finished their prison sentences. The ...

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