Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun
30

Florida: Five Steps Forward for School Choice – Heritage.org (blog)

Florida: Five Steps Forward for School ChoiceHeritage.org (blog)Governor Rick Scott (R), who on Monday signed five bills to broaden educational opportunities for K–12 students, remarked: “Everything we can do to encourage more choice, we should be …

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Jun
30

Scott signs 1st death warrant for Fla. cop killer – MiamiHerald.com

Scott signs 1st death warrant for Fla. cop killerMiamiHerald.comAP TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott has signed his first death warrant for a man who killed a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago. Scott signed the warrant Thursday night for Manu…

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Jun
30

Cerabino: Gov. Scott’s series of robocalls fails to click – Palm Beach Post

10 ConnectsCerabino: Gov. Scott's series of robocalls fails to clickPalm Beach PostRick Scott has gotten in the habit of recording a series of phone messages, which are sent out in robocalls to Florida households. Last week, his message was about h…

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Jun
30

SunRail decision to come Friday – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelSunRail decision to come FridayOrlando SentinelRick Scott put the 61-mile system on hold in January, shortly after taking office. He has variously said he wanted to study the train's finances, as well as exploring his legal options….

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Jun
30

Gov. Scott’s smart decision with jobs potential – MiamiHerald.com

The Bradenton TimesGov. Scott's smart decision with jobs potentialMiamiHerald.comRick Scott, the decision to formally reach out to Terrence Duffy, executive chairman of Chicago's CME Group, after Duffy publicly announced that he and his staff a…

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Jun
30

Six Months Later, Rick Scott’s Solantic is Sold – Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)

Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)Six Months Later, Rick Scott's Solantic is SoldBroward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)Rick Scott's urgent-care chain Solantic, the deal has finally gone through. The investment firm that bought Solantic — which t…

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Jun
30

State parks issue receives national attention

Honeymoon Island State Park (Pic by jjwright85)The Rick Scott administration’s proposal to privatize portions of state parks is running up against increasing opposition. Now the issue is gaining national attention.

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Jun
30

Medicaid managed care pilot extended for one more month

The old Florida capitol  (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)Despite problems brought to light by health care providers, patients and research studies, a Medicaid managed care pilot program in place in five Florida counties for more than five years was recently extended, temporarily at least.

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Jun
30

Dockery joins opposition to Scott’s parks plan

State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland (Pic via Facebook)In a letter released today, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, joined state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, in his opposition to the Scott administration’s plan to privatize portions of state parks for use as high-impact camp and RV sites.

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Jun
30

Scott’s SunRail decision coming Friday – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Orlando SentinelScott's SunRail decision coming FridayOrlando Sentinel (blog)My colleague Dan Tracy reports here that Gov. Rick Scott will announce his decision on SunRail Friday in St. Petersburg. So far, Scott's done a good job keeping a lid …

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Jun
30

Rick Scott, Michelle Rhee praised charter school that just got an F (partly) – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Rick Scott, Michelle Rhee praised charter school that just got an F (partly)MiamiHerald.com (blog)Rick Scott unveiled some of his education policy proposals with school-choice celeb Michelle Rhee this January, they paid a visit to a second-grade class …

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Jun
30

Dockery opposes Scott’s plan for private companies to build park campgrounds – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Dockery opposes Scott's plan for private companies to build park campgroundsOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott at times, is taking exception to a plan from his environmental protection secretary to start allowing private companies to build campgroun…

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Jun
30

Scott’s SunRail decision expected Friday – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelScott's SunRail decision expected FridayOrlando SentinelRick Scott plans to announce the fate of SunRail in the Tampa Bay area Friday, several sources have told the Orlando Sentinel. Scott's press office would not comment, sayin…

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Jun
30

[UPDATE] Challenging the Rick Scott Rule Freeze – WCTV

[UPDATE] Challenging the Rick Scott Rule FreezeWCTVRick Scott campaigned for Florida governor to get government out of the way of doing business. Scott has frozen hundreds of regulations, a move his critics say is unconstitutional, and now, they're…

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Jun
30

Riverkeeper says Vinyard has promised ‘fresh set of eyes’ on Georgia-Pacific pipeline

Scum floating along the St. Johns River in July 2010 (Pic by deadgirlsdontdance)Since launching its campaign against a pipeline that would reroute much of a Palatka paper mill’s effluent into the St. Johns River, the St. Johns Riverkeeper has continued to maintain a drumbeat around the issue.

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Jun
30

Gov. Scott reaches out to Chicago – Bradenton Herald

MiamiHerald.comGov. Scott reaches out to ChicagoBradenton HeraldRick Scott, the decision to formally reach out to Terrence Duffy, executive chairman of Chicago's CME Group, after Duffy publically announced that he and his staff are evaluating a mov…

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Jun
30

Poll: Crist would topple Scott as Democrat in next Florida governor race – AHN | All Headline News

Miami New Times (blog)Poll: Crist would topple Scott as Democrat in next Florida governor raceAHN | All Headline NewsRick Scott, who has seen the popularity that pushed him into office plummet so much so he is now the nation's most unpopular govern…

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