Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan
31

Gov. Scott suspends Southern Manatee fire commissioner Ruben after arrest – Bradenton Herald

Bradenton HeraldGov. Scott suspends Southern Manatee fire commissioner Ruben after arrestBradenton HeraldRick Scott today suspended Mark D. Ruben from his position as fire commissioner for the Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District. Ruben was arre…

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Jan
31

Rick Scott Promises to Make Florida Do Worse Than the Nation In Job Growth – Business Insider

Rick Scott Promises to Make Florida Do Worse Than the Nation In Job GrowthBusiness InsiderThat should have been the headline to the NYT story on Florida governor Rick Scott, if they got their facts right. While it is common for politicians to make big …

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Jan
31

Scott Won’t Say Who He Voted For – NBC 6 Miami

Scott Won't Say Who He Voted ForNBC 6 MiamiRick Scott voted in Florida's Primary on Tuesday, but he wouldn't say who he cast his ballot for. He voted at his local voting precinct near the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. Gov. Rick Sco…

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Jan
31

Gov. Rick Scott will reject tuition increase – MiamiHerald.com

TPMGov. Rick Scott will reject tuition increaseMiamiHerald.comRick Scott and his fellow Republican lawmakers are poised for a budget battle over raising college tuition by 8 percent. Scott opposes the move. By Steve Bousquet and Kim Walmath TALLAHASSEE…

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Jan
31

Rick Scott: ‘It looks like Governor Romney’s going to win’ – The State Column

ABC NewsRick Scott: 'It looks like Governor Romney's going to win'The State ColumnFlorida Republican Governor Rick Scott has not endorsed any of the remaining Republican presidential candidates, although he has predicted a win for former Ma…

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Jan
31

Browning emotions mixed over final Fla. election – MiamiHerald.com

Browning emotions mixed over final Fla. electionMiamiHerald.com… on election days to go to work as a supervisor of elections. That was his job for 26 years in Pasco until then-Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him secretary of state in 2007. After a brief…

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Jan
31

Scott says ‘no’ to tuition hikes – Palm Beach Post

Scott says 'no' to tuition hikesPalm Beach Postby John Kennedy | January 31st, 2012 Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he's ready to put the brakes on tuition hikes for college and university students across Florida. “I don't believe i…

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Jan
31

Scott: Support Partial Privatization of State Prison System – Sunshine State News (blog)

Scott: Support Partial Privatization of State Prison SystemSunshine State News (blog)Rick Scott went on Facebook Monday telling people to contact legislators in support of the effort. “With the crime rate down and prison populations declining, it&#39…

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Jan
31

Gov. Rick Scott’s choice for president still secret – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

TPMGov. Rick Scott's choice for president still secretMiamiHerald.com (blog)Rick Scott cast his presidential primary ballot Tuesday morning at a community center on Tallahassee's west side, but wouldn't say how he voted. "It's a se…

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Jan
31

Gov. Rick Scott will cast ballot in Tallahassee – MiamiHerald.com

Miami New Times (blog)Gov. Rick Scott will cast ballot in TallahasseeMiamiHerald.comRick Scott casts his ballot in Tuesday's Republican presidential preference primary, he'll do it in Tallahassee for the first time — and he'll be the firs…

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Jan
31

Munroe officials say Scott’s Medicaid cuts would be disastrous for hospital – Ocala

Party for Socialism and LiberationMunroe officials say Scott's Medicaid cuts would be disastrous for hospitalOcalaRick Scott would rock the hospital for a loss from which it could not recover. Steve Purves, the not-for-profit hospital's preside…

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Jan
31

Rick Scott: Gingrich has to win Florida to stay in the game – Palm Beach Post

The HinduRick Scott: Gingrich has to win Florida to stay in the gamePalm Beach PostRick Scott told FOX Business Network today that tomorrow's Sunshine State GOP primary could be make-or-break for Newt Gingrich, trailing Mitt Romney in recent Florid…

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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott orders FDLE investigation into fatal I-75 crashes – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

MiamiHerald.com (blog)Gov. Rick Scott orders FDLE investigation into fatal I-75 crashesMiamiHerald.com (blog)"I have asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the circumstances leading up to this incident," Scott said in …

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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott suspends Osceola Clerk Malcom Thompson – Orlando Sentinel

Sun-SentinelGov. Rick Scott suspends Osceola Clerk Malcom ThompsonOrlando SentinelRick Scott suspended Osceola County Clerk of Court Malcolm Thompson this afternoon pending the outcome of criminal charges against him. "It is in the best interests …

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Jan
30

Gov. Rick Scott will vote Tuesday — in Tallahassee – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

MiamiHerald.com (blog)Gov. Rick Scott will vote Tuesday — in TallahasseeMiamiHerald.com (blog)Rick Scott casts his ballot in Tuesday's Republican presidential preference primary, he'll do it in Tallahassee for the first time — and he'll b…

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Jan
30

Rick Scott’s favorite think-tank doesn’t like expressway consolidation – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Rick Scott's favorite think-tank doesn't like expressway consolidationOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott relied upon when he killed high-speed rail last year is recommending the Legislature scrap another idea the governor has indicated he could …

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Jan
30

No Love For Rick — Florida’s Governor Keeps Low Profile Ahead Of State’s Primary – TPM

TPMNo Love For Rick — Florida's Governor Keeps Low Profile Ahead Of State's PrimaryTPMRick Scott (R) has kept a low profile in the weeks leading up to his state's Republican presidential primary. And that's probably for good reason: It…

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