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Gov. Rick Scott is wrong – Washington Post


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Gov. Rick Scott is wrong
Washington Post
Rick Scott (R) is taking irrational to new lengths. Mr. Scott ordered state agencies Thursday to prepare for a possible shutdown on July 1 because Tallahassee can’t agree on Medicaid expansion, which the state Senate favors and he and the Florida House …
Gov. Rick Scott orders lists of critical state needs, hints at possible shutdownTampabay.com (blog)
Rick Scott preps for possible government shutdown amid Medicaid standoffWashington Times
Rick Scott Just Approved A Bill That Could Help Make It Easier For Residents Huffington Post
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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
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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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As ‘veto insurance,’ Florida House gives Gov. Rick Scott $1.8M for online … – Bradenton Herald


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As ‘veto insurance,’ Florida House gives Gov. Rick Scott $1.8M for online
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Gov. Rick Scott’s administration and the Legislature remain at odds over a bill to create an online voter registration system in Florida by October 2017. But the House took a step Wednesday that elections officials say is designed to prevent Scott from
Online voter registration deserves support: EditorialOrlando Sentinel
Online Voter Registration Bill Goes Before Florida HouseWUWF

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Florida testing bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott – Miami Herald


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Florida testing bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott
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TALLAHASSEE A proposal that would reduce the testing requirements for Florida schoolchildren — and delay the release of school grades until the new state exams are deemed valid — is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Florida House passed the …
Legislature agrees to scale back school testingSun Sentinel
After backlash, Fla. puts limits on standardized testingTallahassee.com
Bill limiting mandated tests heads to Gov. ScottBay News 9
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Florida testing bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Florida testing bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott
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Rick Scott’s desk. The Florida House passed the high-profile bill (HB 7069) in a 105-6 vote Thursday. Observers had questioned whether the conservative House would go along with the latest version of the bill, given Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s
Legislature OKs scaling back of school testingOrlando Sentinel

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Gov. Rick Scott and DOT reject talk of gas tax increase despite transportation … – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott and DOT reject talk of gas tax increase despite transportation
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“I strongly urge Congress not to raise the federal gas tax or any tax and instead come up with innovative solutions to fund priorities as we have done in Florida,” Gov. Rick Scott said in January as he urged the nation to follow Florida’s lead in
Florida House releases nearly $76.2 billion spending planJackson County Floridan

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Florida Five: Rick Scott’s next political move, Affordable housing funds spared – BizPac Review

Florida Five: Rick Scott’s next political move, Affordable housing funds spared
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Gov. Rick Scott eyeing run for U.S. Senate — in 2018 – You might have seen Gov. Rick Scott recently talking to you in a TV ad — “We are expanding our industries, investing in our ports, making a record commitment to you, devoting more resources to …
Florida House passes bill to limit public school testingwflx
Jeb Bush needs to sharpen his foreign policy messageWashington Post (blog)

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As Senate moves on health care, who’s next? – Sun Sentinel


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As Senate moves on health care, who’s next?
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Now that a plan to expand health insurance coverage to at least 800,000 Floridians has won unanimous, bipartisan approval in a Florida Senate committee, it’s time for Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House to give the initiative the consideration it
A life preserver on healthcareMiamiHerald.com

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Dan Gelber: Rick Scott is lying, lying, lying about education – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)Dan Gelber: Rick Scott is lying, lying, lying about educationSaintPetersBlog (blog)Former federal prosecutor and Florida House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber is calling Gov. Rick Scot a liar when it comes to education. In a conferen…

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Rick Scott is Failing Florida’s Veterans on Medicaid Expansion – Ring of Fire

Rick Scott is Failing Florida’s Veterans on Medicaid Expansion
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However, in Florida, turmoil in the state House of Representatives has kept any legislation from coming before the governor. Instead, Rick Scott has remained practically silent on the subject for nearly a year. Will Weatherford (R), the Florida House

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Almost Every Lawmaker In Florida Supports Medical Marijuana Bill, Even Rick … – ThinkProgress

Almost Every Lawmaker In Florida Supports Medical Marijuana Bill, Even Rick …ThinkProgressRick Scott (R) said he would oppose it. But this week, the Florida House took a remarkable 111-7 vote to pass a more limited medical marijuana bill, and even Go…

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Gov. Rick Scott says he backs medical marijuana bill – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott says he backs medical marijuana bill
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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House confounded the naysayers and agreed to legalize a limited strain of marijuana for a specific list of medical purposes, bringing the last-chance remedy closer to reality for thousands of Floridians suffering with epilepsy.
Rick Scott would sign bill in favor of medical marijuanaCNN (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Says He’ll Sign ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana BillHuffington Post
Florida’s Rick Scott Couldn’t Find Any Seniors Who Hate Obamacare’s Medicare The Wire
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Speed limit bill goes to Florida Gov. Rick Scott – WKMG Orlando

Speed limit bill goes to Florida Gov. Rick Scott
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Speed limits on Florida highways could be raised to 75 miles per hour under a bill that’s going to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida House voted 58-56 on Wednesday to pass the bill, despite several lawmakers who said it would cause more deaths. That

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Rick Scott helps move lawmakers to propose bigger auto fee cuts – Tampabay.com (blog)

Rick Scott helps move lawmakers to propose bigger auto fee cuts
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State lawmakers passed bills on Thursday that increased proposed reductions in auto registration fees to better match the size of the cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida House Finance & Tax appropriations committee voted 18-0 on a bill that
Rick Scott’s Vehicle Registration Fee Cut Gains SteamSunshine State News (blog)
Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Nears Scott RequestCBS Local

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Pension tension: Florida House lawmakers call out Gov. Rick Scott’s … – Tampabay.com

Pension tension: Florida House lawmakers call out Gov. Rick Scott’s
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Despite outward signs of support, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration quietly endangered a top priority of fellow Republicans in the Legislature by delaying a financial analysis needed to help justify a public-worker pension-reform plan. The issue boiled

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