Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug
31

Toast to Governor Rick Scott – Ideologue – Auburn Journal

Auburn JournalToast to Governor Rick Scott – IdeologueAuburn JournalBy joeshwingding Governor Rick Scott (R – FL) has said publicly, more than once, that people on welfare use drugs at a higher rate than the general population. He believed in his ideol…

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Aug
31

Scott wants Fla. to apply for Race to the Top – MiamiHerald.com

Scott wants Fla. to apply for Race to the TopMiamiHerald.comRick Scott wants the state to compete in the next round of the US Department of Education's Race to the Top competition, which could award up to $100 million to improve early learning. To …

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Aug
31

Critics of Texas higher ed changes warn of fallout should Florida embrace … – Florida Independent

Critics of Texas higher ed changes warn of fallout should Florida embrace …Florida IndependentRick Scott hasn't been specific about his plans to overhaul the state's higher education system, but he has made clear his intention to make some ch…

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Aug
31

Critics of Texas higher ed changes warn of fallout should Florida embrace Perry model

The University of Florida campus (Pic by Random McRandomhead)Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been specific about his plans to overhaul the state’s higher education system, but he has made clear his intention to make some changes — and higher education reforms in Texas will be a likely template.

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Aug
31

Is Rick Scott rethinking plans to toll the First Coast Outer Beltway? – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Is Rick Scott rethinking plans to toll the First Coast Outer Beltway?Florida Times-Union (blog)Rick Scott is contemplating pulling support for the project. The email urges people to call the governor's office and express their support for building …

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Aug
31

Associated Press exposes Rick Scott as rich!!! – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Wink NewsAssociated Press exposes Rick Scott as rich!!!Orlando Sentinel (blog)Aren't there enough reasons to take pot shots at Rick Scott without inventing them. The Associated Press ran a story noting that Rick Scott had downgraded by moving to Ta…

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Aug
31

PolitiJax: Rick Scott appoints Karen Bowling to FSCJ board – Florida Times-Union

PolitiJax: Rick Scott appoints Karen Bowling to FSCJ boardFlorida Times-UnionRick Scott has appointed the former CEO of Solantic, a chain of Jacksonville-based walk-in-clinics he founded, to Florida State College at Jacksonville's board of trustees…

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Aug
31

DeWayne Wickham: Florida’s Scott, GOP go fishing for welfare abusers – The Tennessean

ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)DeWayne Wickham: Florida's Scott, GOP go fishing for welfare abusersThe TennesseanDuring his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Rick Scott promised to keep drug abusers off Florida's welfare rolls. Scott, who called for drug testin…

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Aug
31

Governor’s visit raises Flagler County’s profile – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Governor's visit raises Flagler County's profileDaytona Beach News-JournalRick Scott, center, and State Sen. John Thrasher, left, talk with Palm Coast City Council member Frank Meeker and Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson during a Chamber of Com…

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Aug
31

Grays Harbor man accuses deputy of sexual extortion – Myfoxspokane.com

Seattle Weekly (blog)Grays Harbor man accuses deputy of sexual extortionMyfoxspokane.comHe acknowledged that there was a personal relationship," Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff tells a tangled tale o…

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Aug
30

Rick Scott appoints Karen Bowling to FSCJ board – Florida Times-Union (blog)

Rick Scott appoints Karen Bowling to FSCJ boardFlorida Times-Union (blog)Rick Scott has appointed the former CEO of Solantic, a chain of walk-in-clinics he founded, to the the Florida State College at Jacksonville's board of trustees. Karen Bowling…

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Aug
30

Gov. Scott seeks federal funds for education – MyFox Tampa Bay

First Coast NewsGov. Scott seeks federal funds for educationMyFox Tampa BayRick Scott is getting praise from child advocates for his decision to apply for $100 million in federal cash to improve Florida's early learning programs. It's quite a t…

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Aug
30

Scott names former Solantic CEO to Jax college board – Palm Beach Post

Scott names former Solantic CEO to Jax college boardPalm Beach PostOn Tuesday, Rick Scott and Karen Bowling, were brought together again, this time as a pair of public officials as the state's Republican governor named his former top administrator …

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Aug
30

Look who wants to collect online sales taxes – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Look who wants to collect online sales taxesOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott, suggested Scott look into collecting state sales taxes from online transactions. A loophole in tax enforcement allows companies that don't have a physical presence in Fl…

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Aug
30

Gov’s new neighborhood more like average Floridian – MiamiHerald.com

WDBO RadioGov's new neighborhood more like average FloridianMiamiHerald.comRick Scott moved into the Governor's Mansion, he left one of the wealthiest parts of the state. His new neighbors are middle-class, ethnically diverse and overall more l…

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Aug
30

Small Business Owner: Gov. Scott Killed, Not Increased Jobs – WUSF 89.7 News

Small Business Owner: Gov. Scott Killed, Not Increased JobsWUSF 89.7 NewsBy Bobbie O'Brien (Send E-Mail) A little more than year ago, the office at Tampa Steel and Supply was packed with TV cameramen, reporters, then candidate Rick Scott and severa…

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Aug
30

Florida one of five states returning grants for health care reform implementation

2010 and 2011 Exchange Grant Awards from Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesAccording to a new map released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Florida is one of only five states returning grants awarded by the federal government to implement the federal health care reform law.

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