Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar
31

Today, Rick Scott Will Lay Out Cuts For Developmentally Disabled And Then Attends A Special Olympics Photo-Op

Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will announce deep cuts to programs that help the developmentally disabled in his state. Scott will invoke his …

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Mar
31

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott wants to test welfare recipients for … – First Coast News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott wants to test welfare recipients for …First Coast NewsRick Scott wants to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs before getting the benefits, and he wants them to pay for it themselves. Scott said testing woul…

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Mar
31

Chan Lowe: Rick Scott’s tax cuts – The Lowe Down (satire) (blog)

MinaretChan Lowe: Rick Scott's tax cutsThe Lowe Down (satire) (blog)A recent poll has found that if the Florida gubernatorial election were held today, an overwhelming number of Floridians would vote for Alex Sink over Rick Scott. This says a lot m…

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Mar
31

Senate budget panel passes water management district overhaul, cuts

The Senate budget panel approved a bill that would fold Florida’s water management districts into the rest of the state’s budget, and align their finances with other state agencies. The measure would cut districts’ budgets by an average of 30 percent, for a total of more than $210 million.

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Mar
31

Senate budget cuts Scott’s security detail by $651000 — in half – Tampabay.com (blog)

Politic365Senate budget cuts Scott's security detail by $651000 — in halfTampabay.com (blog)Rick Scott's security detail — $651000. Scott relies on the 16 Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents assigned to him to escort him from the cap…

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Mar
31

Governor Proposes Drug Testing Some Welfare Recipients – WFTV Orlando

Governor Proposes Drug Testing Some Welfare RecipientsWFTV OrlandoCENTRAL FLORIDA — A proposal by Governor Rick Scott to drug test some welfare recipients was one step closer to becoming a law Thursday. It would require those with a criminal drug back…

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Mar
31

Gov. Scott passes Special Olympics torch – Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Gov. Scott passes Special Olympics torchTallahassee Democrat (blog)Rick Scott ran with hundred of law-enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes today, then passed a flaming torch to a veteran officer for the start of a statewide trek that will…

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Mar
31

Poll: Scott Least Popular Governor In US – WJXT Jacksonville

PoliticoPoll: Scott Least Popular Governor In USWJXT JacksonvilleRick Scott would lose by a 56-37 percent margin, according to the research. In a release, PPP said when Scott prepared to take over as governor in December, "only about a third of vo…

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Mar
31

Food stamp applicant sues Scott in Florida Supreme Court over his order … – Greenfield Daily Reporter

Food stamp applicant sues Scott in Florida Supreme Court over his order …Greenfield Daily ReporterRick Scott's executive order suspending agency rulemaking powers. Lawyers for Rosalie Whiley filed the petition Monday. It alleges Scott overstepped…

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Mar
31

Rick Scott: Central Florida Economy’s Great Hope or Wrecking Ball? – Sunshine State News (blog)

Rick Scott: Central Florida Economy's Great Hope or Wrecking Ball?Sunshine State News (blog)Rick Scott is either the carpenter building Florida's economic recovery hopes or the wrecking ball pounding them into the ground. According to Mary Shan…

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Mar
31

Today, Rick Scott Will Lay Out Cuts For Developmentally Disabled And Then … – Think Progress

Think ProgressToday, Rick Scott Will Lay Out Cuts For Developmentally Disabled And Then …Think ProgressRick Scott (R) will announce deep cuts to programs that help the developmentally disabled in his state. Scott will invoke his “emergency powers

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Mar
31

Blind woman challenges Gov. Rick Scott’s new rules – MiamiHerald.com

Blind woman challenges Gov. Rick Scott's new rulesMiamiHerald.comRick Scott's rule-making freeze. The freeze was one of Scott's first acts as governor, included in an executive order signed less than an hour after his Jan. 4 inauguration. M…

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Mar
31

Unions to mark MLK assassination by protesting Scott, Kravis Center – Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach PostUnions to mark MLK assassination by protesting Scott, Kravis CenterPalm Beach PostRick Scott at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, then protesting a few hours later outside the Kravis Center, which has been the site of a long-runni…

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Mar
31

Rick Scott is Embarassed by Using Email – Miami New Times (blog)

Miami New Times (blog)Rick Scott is Embarassed by Using EmailMiami New Times (blog)Everyone but apparently Rick Scott. The man has asked constituents not to e-mail him because he finds the form of communication embarrassing. For a Governor that has hel…

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Mar
31

“Boardroom Confidential” Videos Portray Tortured FL Governor Scott – Firedoglake

“Boardroom Confidential” Videos Portray Tortured FL Governor ScottFiredoglakeThere's something terribly wrong with GOP governors (more terribly wrong than usual), who are named Rick or Scott. You've got Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Scott Brown…

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Mar
31

Central Florida employers: Rick Scott is good/bad for business – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Central Florida employers: Rick Scott is good/bad for businessOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott to be both the leading reason the local economy is headed in the right direction — and the leading reason it's headed in the wrong direction, accordin…

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Mar
31

Tips learned from Tally: Don’t email Governor Scott – The News-Press

Tips learned from Tally: Don't email Governor ScottThe News-PressRick Scott does not do email, following the precedent of past governors, so it's best to write him a note. Find his contact information at www.flgov.com Stay focused and to the po…

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