Apr
29

Florida Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against feds over hospital funding – Miami Herald (blog)


New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Florida Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against feds over hospital funding
Miami Herald (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott followed through Tuesday on his promised lawsuit against the federal government over its threat to withhold hospital charity-care funding if Florida doesn’t expand Medicaid. His office announced the filing shortly after the Florida
Rick Scott Is Suing Barack Obama Over Medicaid ExpansionNew Times Broward-Palm Beach
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against Obama over Medicaid expansionBradenton Herald
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Apr
29

Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against Obama over Medicaid expansion – Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsGov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against Obama over Medicaid expansionNaples Daily NewsRick Scott sued the Obama administration Tuesday, charging that federal officials are coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order to get $1 billion …

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Apr
29

Rick Scott Sues Obama Over $1B Cuts to Healthcare Funding – Newsmax


Bradenton Herald
Rick Scott Sues Obama Over $1B Cuts to Healthcare Funding
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Florida Governor Rick Scott sued the Obama administration on Tuesday, challenging the federal government’s decision not to extend a $1 billion healthcare funding program for low-income patients. The state argued that federal healthcare officials cut
Gov. Rick Scott, divided Legislature reveal bitter schismBradenton Herald
New ACA lawsuit makes matters worse in FloridaMSNBC
While lawmakers feud, Rick Scott visits Ferris wheel, WawaSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Apr
28

Lobbyist gift ban fix passes Florida House, heads to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk – Bradenton Herald

Lobbyist gift ban fix passes Florida House, heads to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk
Bradenton Herald
The House gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that creates a narrow exception to the notorious 2006 lobbyist gift ban. The bill (SB 984) by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, clarifies the law that a legislator using a public facility for a public

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Apr
28

Florida Senate warns that intervention by Gov. Rick Scott would be ‘paternalistic’ – Bradenton Herald


Orlando Sentinel
Florida Senate warns that intervention by Gov. Rick Scott would be ‘paternalistic’
Bradenton Herald
Rick Scott has already said he would consider calling a special session if the Legislature’s leaders can’t pull it off. If it’s possible for things in Tallahassee to go from very bad to worse, here’s how: Scott unilaterally calls the Legislature back
Florida House adjourns 3 days early over health care stalemateNews 13 Orlando
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Apr
28

Gov. Rick Scott sues Obama administration over health care funding – Palm Beach Post


Palm Beach Post
Gov. Rick Scott sues Obama administration over health care funding
Palm Beach Post
“Not only does President Obama’s end to LIP funding in Florida violate the law by crossing the line into a coercion tactic for Obamacare, it also threatens poor families’ access to the safety net health care services they need,” Scott said in an
Scott files lawsuit against Obama over Medicaid expansionWPEC

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Apr
28

Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against federal government – Local 10


Local 10
Gov. Rick Scott files lawsuit against federal government
Local 10
Gov. Rick Scott has filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s federal health care agency for withholding federal hospital funds from the state because he won’t expand Medicaid, a representative of the governor’s administration said. Scott claims
Gov. Rick Scott sues federal government for ‘coercing’ Medicaid expansionTampabay.com (blog)
Florida Senate warns that intervention by Gov. Rick Scott would be ‘paternalistic’Bradenton Herald
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Apr
28

Gov. Rick Scott sues federal government for ‘coercing’ Medicaid expansion – Tampabay.com (blog)


Local 10
Gov. Rick Scott sues federal government for ‘coercing’ Medicaid expansion
Tampabay.com (blog)
Today, Governor Rick Scott filed a lawsuit against President Obama’s federal healthcare agency for ending the Low Income Pool (LIP) healthcare program in an attempt to coerce the state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Governor Rick Scott and …
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Apr
27

Uber, Lyft bill postponed from reaching Gov. Rick Scott’s desk – Tampa Bay Business Journal


Tampa Bay Business Journal
Uber, Lyft bill postponed from reaching Gov. Rick Scott’s desk
Tampa Bay Business Journal
State legislators have stalled so far on passing a definitive bill to address controversies around car-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft during the 2015 session. On Monday, House legislators postponed bill 817, created by the Economic Affairs

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Apr
27

12 lawyers still in running for two local Circuit Judge appointments – Palm Beach Post


Palm Beach Post
12 lawyers still in running for two local Circuit Judge appointments
Palm Beach Post
Several prosecutors, a county judge and few criminal defense and civil attorneys are on the list of 12 names the 15th Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission sent to Florida Gov. Rick Scott as potential replacements for two retiring judges. Nearly

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Apr
26

Police and fire pension reform bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott despite local … – Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsPolice and fire pension reform bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott despite local …Naples Daily NewsIt now heads to Gov. Rick Scott for his approval. Police and fire pension plans are traditional defined benefit plans, which promise a fixe…

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Apr
25

Gov. Rick Scott’s blatant hypocrisy and political hardball from the state Senate – Bradenton Herald


Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott’s blatant hypocrisy and political hardball from the state Senate
Bradenton Herald
Rick Scott sent a missive to the Obama administration accusing federal officials of “bullying” Florida by connecting a state decision to expand Medicaid to Washington’s agreement to extend Low Income Pool aid to hospitals as partial reimbursement for …
Ruth: Why Rick Scott fights online voter registrationTampabay.com
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Apr
25

24-hour wait for abortion wins final approval in Florida Legislature – Tampabay.com (blog)

WPTV.com24-hour wait for abortion wins final approval in Florida LegislatureTampabay.com (blog)It was not clear Friday if Scott would sign the bill (HB 633). His office declined to comment. Just two days earlier, the Florida House gave its approval wit…

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Apr
25

Abortion bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott – Miami Herald

WPTV.comAbortion bill headed to Gov. Rick ScottMiami HeraldA bill that would impose a 24-hour waiting period on women seeking an abortion is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The proposal, which would also require women to make at least two trips t…

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Apr
24

Beer-growler, cop-pension bills among those going to Florida governor – Palm Beach Post


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Beer-growler, cop-pension bills among those going to Florida governor
Palm Beach Post
TALLAHASSEE — The House on Friday joined the Senate in supporting the end of the state’s prohibition on brewers being able to fill 64-ounce containers known as “growlers” for off-site consumption. The (SB 186) now will go to Gov. Rick Scott to sign or
Growler bill ready for Gov. Scott’s signatureFlorida Times-Union (blog)
Final week of the session will be busy — and not finalTallahassee.com
Infighting is turning Florida GOP into a house dividedMiami Herald
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Apr
24

Ruth: Why Rick Scott fights online voter registration – Tampabay.com


Bradenton Herald
Ruth: Why Rick Scott fights online voter registration
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Rick Scott reacted as if Tallahassee was pondering changing the state seal to a hammer and sickle. Since the Gort of the Governor’s Mansion took office, Scott has made repeated assaults on the electoral process. The Scott junta endeavored to
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FL Could Isolate Infected PeopleHealth News Florida
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Apr
24

Abortion waiting period bill goes to Gov. Rick Scott – Bay News 9


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Abortion waiting period bill goes to Gov. Rick Scott
Bay News 9
Abortion waiting period bill goes to Gov. Rick Scott. Gov. scott. A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. Scott’s office didn’t immediately respond to an email about the bill. By Erin
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