Tag Archive: Florida Legislature

Jun
16

Gov. Rick Scott approves 2 bills for medical marijuana – Local 10

Gov. Rick Scott approves 2 bills for medical marijuana
Local 10
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he has signed two bills related to Charlotte’s Web, a low-THC cannabis used to treat epilepsy and cancer patients. The measure passed with strong support in the Florida Legislature after legislators heard stories

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May
03

After daylong standoff, Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a school-voucher … – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

After daylong standoff, Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a school-voucher
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
TALLAHASSEE — After a half-day standoff, the Florida Legislature voted Friday to let the state’s main school-voucher program expand its enrollment in exchange for more oversight of student-performance and the organization running the system. Voucher …

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May
02

Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana billOrlando Sentinel (blog)Rick Scott a plan to legalize a low-THC version of medical marijuana that could be used by cancer patients and children with degenerative seizures. Scott…

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May
01

Cities and counties could regulate vacation homes again — if Rick Scott lets them – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Cities and counties could regulate vacation homes again — if Rick Scott lets them
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Cities and counties will once again be able to regulate the fast-growing vacation-rental home industry – provided, that is, Republican Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill just sent to him by the Florida Legislature. Despite some protests from property-rights

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Apr
08

Gov. Rick Scott moves aggressively to boot more than 30 Florida notaries public – Florida Times-Union

Gov. Rick Scott moves aggressively to boot more than 30 Florida notaries public
Florida Times-Union
After years of apparently not attending to the duty, the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday voted to give the boot to more than 30 notaries public, following an aggressive move by Gov. Rick Scott against people who violated their
Senators slow Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on notariesTampabay.com (blog)
Legislature briefs: 33 notaries face removal by Florida SenatePalm Beach Post
5 things to watch at the Florida Legislature on MondayBradenton Herald

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Apr
05

At session midpoint, Legislature boosts Gov. Rick Scott in election year – MiamiHerald.com

At session midpoint, Legislature boosts Gov. Rick Scott in election yearMiamiHerald.comTALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature has passed the halfway point of its 60-day legislative session and the fruits of its labor can be summed up in two words: elec…

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Mar
21

Auto registration fees reduced for Fla. drivers – Local 10

Local 10Auto registration fees reduced for Fla. driversLocal 10Starting in September motorists in Florida will pay about $25 less a year to register their cars. The Florida Legislature on Thursday approved a $400 million cut in auto registration fees c…

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Mar
20

Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a $400 million tax cut – Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a $400 million tax cut
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
TALLAHASSEE — Most Florida drivers will start seeing a $25 break on the vehicle registration fees in September under a tax-cut plan the Legislature sent to Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The tax cut is the biggest piece of the Republican governor’s 

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Mar
04

We put Rick Scott’s 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter – PolitiFact

We put Rick Scott’s 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact
Rick Scott’s fourth State of the State address before the Florida Legislature on Tuesday focused on tax cuts and job growth during his term, spinning some of the facts to put his term in the best light. Contrasting his tenure with former Gov. Charlie

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Mar
04

Democrats response to Gov. Rick Scott’s State of State speech – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Democrats response to Gov. Rick Scott’s State of State speech
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Today, the 116th Regular Session of the Florida Legislature gets underway with Governor Rick Scott and Republicans still in charge of your state government. Democrats are committed to working with the governor and Republican leaders where we can.

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Mar
02

Rick Scott opposed Medicaid expansion before he supported it – MiamiHerald.com


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Rick Scott opposed Medicaid expansion before he supported it
MiamiHerald.com
States across the country are still debating whether to expand Medicaid to serve the poor as part of the federal healthcare law. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is on record supporting an expansion, but he did not always hold that view. Scott’s critics
Pre-session protests hit capitalSarasota Herald-Tribune
Florida Legislature starts annual session TuesdayFirst Coast News
A viewers’ guide to the 2014 Florida Legislature sessionTampabay.com
Naples Daily News -Health News Florida -Capitol News Service
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Jan
18

Miami-Dade teachers march on Biscayne to protest Rick Scott’s education … – MiamiHerald.com


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Miami-Dade teachers march on Biscayne to protest Rick Scott’s education
MiamiHerald.com
The United Teachers of Dade organized Friday’s march to send a message to Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature that the state’s current per-student funding levels and teacher evaluation policies aren’t acceptable. The union, in advertising the

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Jan
15

Black state lawmakers cancel meeting with Gov. Rick Scott – MiamiHerald.com

Black state lawmakers cancel meeting with Gov. Rick Scott
MiamiHerald.com
TALLAHASSEE — In the latest sign of a contentious election year, the Florida Legislature’s 28-member black caucus scrapped a meeting with Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, saying talks would be “fruitless” because he does not support their priorities.

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Dec
06

Gov. Rick Scott Really Wants Florida School Districts To Spend Teacher Money – StateImpact Florida

Gov. Rick Scott Really Wants Florida School Districts To Spend Teacher Money
StateImpact Florida
Rick Scott took a victory lap after the Florida Legislature approved $480 million for teacher pay raises. “It’s a great day for teachers. It’s also a great day for students,” he said at the time. Seven months later, Scott’s wheedling school districts
School District, union reach agreement; teacher raises likely in FebruaryOcala

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May
05

Progress Florida Plans New Round of ‘Awake Again’ Protests on May 10

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It’s been a tough few months for Florida’s middle class. Legislators who stood with Gov. Scott instead of hard working Floridians need to be held …

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