Monthly Archive: May 2011

May
31

Scott and Perry put pie and sauce on the line – Palm Beach Post

ReutersScott and Perry put pie and sauce on the linePalm Beach PostRick Scott and Texas Gov. Rick Perry put their own state's products, and bragging rights, on the line Tuesday. Scott put up a key lime pie against Perry's case of Texas barbecue…

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May
31

Gov. Rick Scott signs law requiring Floridians to pass drug tests to get state … – Tampabay.com

MiamiHerald.comGov. Rick Scott signs law requiring Floridians to pass drug tests to get state …Tampabay.comRick Scott signed into law Tuesday. "The goal of this is to make sure we don't waste taxpayers' money," Scott said. "And…

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May
31

Rick Perry V. Florida Governor Rick Scott: Who Makes The More Pathetic NBA … – Houston Press (blog)

Globe and MailRick Perry V. Florida Governor Rick Scott: Who Makes The More Pathetic NBA …Houston Press (blog)It's the Dallas Mavericks against the Miami Heat, and that means a silly little bet between Governor Rick Perry and Florida Governor Ric…

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May
31

Gov. Perry Places Friendly Wager with FL Gov. Rick Scott on NBA Finals – KVUE

CBC.caGov. Perry Places Friendly Wager with FL Gov. Rick Scott on NBA FinalsKVUERick Perry today affirmed his confidence in the Dallas Mavericks by placing a friendly wager with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on the 2011 NBA Final Playoff Series between the D…

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May
31

Gov. Scott visits Panama City to sign Welfare Drug Testing and bath salts bill – WJHG-TV

Gov. Scott visits Panama City to sign Welfare Drug Testing and bath salts billWJHG-TVPanama City– Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday morning, banning the synthetic drug that's been compared to cocaine and methamphetamine. The law comes four…

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May
31

Department of Justice OKs ‘Fair Districts’ amendments

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division today announced its approval of Florida’s two “Fair Districts” amendments — measures approved overwhelmingly by Florida voters last fall that limit state lawmakers’ freedom to gerrymander districts in an effort to ensure one-party control.

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May
31

After bashing President Obama’s stimulus program, Scott includes federal money … – MiamiHerald.com

Politico (blog)After bashing President Obama's stimulus program, Scott includes federal money …MiamiHerald.comRick Scott vetoed a record amount of spending in the budget last week, but decided to keep nearly $370 million in federal stimulus dolla…

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May
31

Gov. Rick Scott reiterates disdain for federal stimulus cash – 10 Connects

10 ConnectsGov. Rick Scott reiterates disdain for federal stimulus cash10 ConnectsRick Scott's opposition to federal stimulus money. Gov. Scott campaigned forcefully against stimulus cash and, since he took office, he consistently said he wanted to…

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May
31

Gov. Scott Signs Welfare Drug Testing Bill – WESH Orlando

MyFox Tampa BayGov. Scott Signs Welfare Drug Testing BillWESH OrlandoGov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday to require welfare applicants to undergo drug testing when applying for temporary government assistance. Scott signed the bill along with another…

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May
31

Rick Scott on catching rainwater, Abraham Lincoln and quorums: Fact Check – OregonLive.com

OregonLive.comRick Scott on catching rainwater, Abraham Lincoln and quorums: Fact CheckOregonLive.comRick Scott. He brandished his veto pen last week, slashing some $615 million from the budget. Our sister organization, PolitiFact Florida wanted to kno…

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May
31

Gelber slams Scott in blog post – Florida Independent

Gelber slams Scott in blog postFlorida IndependentRick Scott in a blog post published earlier today. In the post, titled “I miss Jeb Bush,” Gelber writes that Scott's only interest is “pandering to a narrow swath of tea party supporters by na…

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May
31

Gelber slams Scott in blog post

Former Democratic state Sen. Dan Gelber lashed out at Gov. Rick Scott in a blog post published earlier today. In the post, titled “I miss Jeb Bush,” Gelber writes that Scott’s  only interest is “pandering to a narrow swath of tea party supporters by nationalizing Florida politics” and that he ”doesn’t seem to care about Florida.”

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May
31

Another line-item veto: Specialized health care for low-income migrant and … – Florida Independent

Another line-item veto: Specialized health care for low-income migrant and …Florida IndependentRick Scott vetoed was going to help the area's “high population of migrant farmers.” He tells The Florida Independent that this mostly Hispanic far…

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May
31

Another line-item veto: Specialized health care for low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers

The Apopka Family Health Center in Orange County was one of the many health care centers servicing at-risk women that received a line-item veto from the state budget last week. Apopka was denied half a million dollars, which would have been set aside to give specialized health care to at-risk migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the area.

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May
31

Florida’s Scott Signs Bill Forcing Welfare Drug Tests – Bloomberg

10 ConnectsFlorida's Scott Signs Bill Forcing Welfare Drug TestsBloombergFlorida Governor Rick Scott, saying residents shouldn't subsidize substance abusers, signed a bill that will require welfare recipients to submit to drug tests. Under the …

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May
31

Scott cuts programs for at-risk first-time mothers – Florida Independent

Scott cuts programs for at-risk first-time mothersFlorida IndependentRick Scott cut close to $2 million in health services for at-risk women and children in line-item vetoes to the state budget. Among the projects cut was $200000 for a pilot program to…

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May
31

Dan Gelber: Rick Scott Doesn’t Care About Florida People – Miami New Times (blog)

Dan Gelber: Rick Scott Doesn't Care About Florida PeopleMiami New Times (blog)Rick Scott. In fact, Scott makes Gelber so sick the progressive pol is actually missing the days of Jeb Bush. Rick Scott doesn't seem to care about Florida. His only …

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