Mar
06

Florida Governor Rick Scott Abandons Efforts To Require Drug Tests For Welfare … – PoliticusUSA

Florida Governor Rick Scott Abandons Efforts To Require Drug Tests For Welfare
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Passing up a Tuesday deadline to file an appeal to the Supreme Court, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has abandoned his efforts to require mandatory drug tests for welfare recipients. On Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed, through Scott’s …
EDITORIAL: Gov. Scott passes his drug testThe Northwest Florida Daily News
Scott Drops Fight For Welfare Applicant Drug TestingNorthEscambia.com
Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing caseSanta Cruz Sentinel

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Mar
05

​Gov. Scott thanks Tampa e-commerce company for 35 jobs in four years – Tampa Bay Business Journal


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​Gov. Scott thanks Tampa e-commerce company for 35 jobs in four years
Tampa Bay Business Journal
“This is a state where you can get a job,” Scott said. “When people get jobs, they can do nice things,” he added, bringing to the lectern Peak employee Sherry Smith, who has fostered 27 children. The state’s low taxes and fast permitting process are
Gov. Scott talks — briefly — about agency reviews, immigration, personal MiamiHerald.com (blog)

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Mar
05

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Doesn’t Answer Question on UCF Downtown, Stop to … – KnightNews.com

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Doesn’t Answer Question on UCF Downtown, Stop to
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott was not in the mood to talk to reporters on Tuesday. On Tuesday, March 3, the 60 day legislative process began for the state of Florida. Following the State of the State address, Gov. Scott did not stop to talk to any reporters

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Mar
05

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Doesn’t Answer Question on UCF Downtown, Stops to … – KnightNews.com

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Doesn’t Answer Question on UCF Downtown, Stops to
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott was not in the mood to talk to reporters on Tuesday. On Tuesday, March 3, the 60 day legislative process began for the state of Florida. Following the State of the State address, Gov. Scott did not stop to talk to any reporters

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Mar
05

In St. Pete, Rick Scott expresses frustration with the feds over LIP program … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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In St. Pete, Rick Scott expresses frustration with the feds over LIP program
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Rick Scott wrote to President Obama, saying that the state would not pick up the costs of the program if the feds decline to renew funding. And in St. Petersburg this morning, he said it was an example of the feds dropping the ball — even though the
Gov. Rick Scott targets President Obama in op-ed for PoliticoMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott won’t backfill federal Low Income Pool funding for Bradenton Herald
Scott Pushes Feds To Approve Health Program MoneyCBS Local
Orlando Sentinel -Palm Beach Post (blog)
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Mar
05

Gov. Rick Scott gives State of the State speech – WTSP 10 News


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Gov. Rick Scott gives State of the State speech
WTSP 10 News
Rick Scott is pushing for more tax cuts, more money for schools and lower state university tuition. Those were the areas he highlighted in his State of the State speech Tuesday. The speech was as much a lesson on Florida’s history as it was his vision
Gov. Rick Scott delivers upbeat State of the State addressTampabay.com
Gov. Scott’s State of the State kicks off Florida legislative sessionBay News 9
Updated: No meeting scheduled between Rick Scott, black caucusMiamiHerald.com (blog)
PolitiFact -Bradenton Herald
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Mar
05

Rick Scott Gives Up Trying To Drug Test Florida Welfare Applicants – Huffington Post


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Rick Scott Gives Up Trying To Drug Test Florida Welfare Applicants
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Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing. The law, a top priority of the Republican governor’s first term, was ruled unconstitutional by two
Florida Gov. Rick Scott drops appeals in welfare drug testing caseTampabay.com
Rick Scott Gives Up on Welfare Drug TestingNew Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
Rick Scott Abandons His Crooked Welfare Drug Testing LawsRing of Fire
WTSP 10 News -WLRN
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Mar
04

Florida Gov. Rick Scott drops appeals in welfare drug testing case – Tampabay.com


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott drops appeals in welfare drug testing case
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“We chose not to appeal this case,” said Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz in an email. “The governor is continuing to protect Florida children any way he can and create an environment where families can get jobs so they are able to pursue their dreams
Florida drops appeals in voided 2011 welfare drug testing law pushed by ScottWKMG Orlando
Florida drops appeals in Scott welfare drug testing caseWTSP 10 News
Scott drops fight to drug-test welfare applicantsOrlando Sentinel
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
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Mar
04

Florida drops appeals in voided 2011 welfare drug testing law pushed by Scott – WKMG Orlando


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Florida drops appeals in voided 2011 welfare drug testing law pushed by Scott
WKMG Orlando
The judges found no evidence of a pervasive drug problem among Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program applicants. The ACLU challenged the law for an Orlando man who refused a urine test. Welfare drug testing was a top priority of Scott’s first …
Scott drops fight to drug-test welfare applicantsOrlando Sentinel
Florida drops appeals in Scott welfare drug testing caseOcala
Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing caseChicago Tribune

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Mar
04

Immigration activists say they should count in Rick Scott’s Florida – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Immigration activists say they should count in Rick Scott’s Florida
SaintPetersBlog (blog)
In his State of the State address on Tuesday, Rick Scott hailed Florida’s diversity, featuring sentences in his speech that mentioned that “we are home to over 250 languages,” and “we are clearly the best melting pot in the world.” But in Ybor City’s

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Mar
04

No conversation between Rick Scott, black caucus – Tampabay.com (blog)

No conversation between Rick Scott, black caucus
Tampabay.com (blog)
Rick Scott hasn’t yet met with members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus to discuss issues they say are important to minority communities across the state. Caucus chair Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, says the caucus has been waiting almost

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Mar
04

Updated: No meeting scheduled between Rick Scott, black caucus – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Updated: No meeting scheduled between Rick Scott, black caucus
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
UPDATE: Jackie Schutz, spokesperson for Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Wednesday that members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus did request a meeting with the governor via phone. Staff in Scott’s office asked for additional information on the meeting …

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Mar
04

Florida Gov. Rick Scott won’t backfill federal Low Income Pool funding for … – Bradenton Herald


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Florida Gov. Rick Scott won’t backfill federal Low Income Pool funding for
Bradenton Herald
If the state and federal government can’t reach an agreement on Florida’s Low Income Pool program, Gov. Rick Scott won’t backfill with program with state dollars, he said Wednesday. “Florida taxpayers fund our federal government and deserve to get a
Scott Pushes Feds To Approve Health Program MoneyCBS Local
Gov. Scott writes Obama: Keep federal LIP funds flowingOrlando Sentinel
Scott urges Obama to keep cash flowing to Florida hospitalsPalm Beach Post (blog)

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Mar
04

Gov. Rick Scott delivers upbeat State of the State address – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott delivers upbeat State of the State address
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In his fifth State of the State address to the Legislature, Republican Gov. Rick Scott described a thriving land of opportunity with low unemployment, low taxes, low state debt and a shrinking state workforce, using the term “Florida exceptionalism” to
Gov. Rick Scott gives State of the State speechWTSP 10 News
Updated: No meeting scheduled between Rick Scott, black caucusMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Gov. Scott’s State of the State kicks off Florida legislative sessionBay News 9
Bradenton Herald -Florida Times-Union
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Mar
04

Aides to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet clash on agency heads’ job reviews – Bradenton Herald


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Aides to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet clash on agency heads’ job reviews
Bradenton Herald
Facing a pending lawsuit alleging violations of Florida’s open meetings law, aides to Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members refused Wednesday to discuss how to make their work more transparent. The decision came at a meeting of nine Cabinet aides in …
Scott’s Cabinet agency review plan hits roadblockMiamiHerald.com (blog)
Gov. Scott has had a series of unfortunate incidents when it comes to Orlando Weekly

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Mar
04

Fiscal Watchdogs Hopeful for Rick Scott’s Agenda, Liberals Have Other Plans – Sunshine State News


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Fiscal Watchdogs Hopeful for Rick Scott’s Agenda, Liberals Have Other Plans
Sunshine State News
Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of the Florida Legislature won praise from fiscal watchdogs as the new legislative session started on Tuesday while liberals dismissed those proposals and pushed their own agenda. Scott offered the State of the State address
Session openers: Rick Scott touts enviro spending, Steve Crisafulli warns SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Florida Senate takes first step toward Medicaid expansionPalm Beach Post (blog)
Fla. lawmakers: Signs of agreement, differencesWJXT Jacksonville
Orlando Sentinel -Bradenton Herald
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Mar
04

Gov. Rick Scott takes aim at President Barack Obama in op-ed for Politico – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott takes aim at President Barack Obama in op-ed for Politico
Tampabay.com (blog)
Rick Scott has an op-ed column in Politico this morning, squarely taking aim at President Barack Obama. Here’s an excerpt (Full column here): President Obama should come back to Florida and make another speech. This one should map out a plan for how …
Obama Cant Be Silent on Health Cares FuturePolitico

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