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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

PolitiFact looks at one of Rick Scott’s environmental promises – Miami Herald (blog)

PolitiFact looks at one of Rick Scott’s environmental promises
Miami Herald (blog)
As part of his environmental agenda during his re-election campaign, Gov. Rick Scott promised that he would “issue an executive order to provide a foundation for bringing together stakeholders to plan with his administration for additional needed

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Apr
23

Gov. Rick Scott threatens Republican senators with veto power – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott threatens Republican senators with veto power
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Scott called senators a day after House and Senate leaders conceded that the impasse over whether the federal government will extend the $2.2 billion Low Income Pool, or LIP, program for hospitals and other health care providers will force lawmakers to …
Gov. Rick Scott declines Obama’s invitation to meet at Miami airportNaples Daily News
Gov. Rick Scott calls for special session, says tax cuts may be sacrificed to Miami Herald
Rick Scott’s executive appointments may be in trouble after allSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Apr
19

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott says feds are ‘walking away’ from funding … – Miami Herald


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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott says feds are ‘walking away’ from funding
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Florida simply can’t trust the federal government to follow through on expanding Medicaid because Washington has already abandoned funding a current statewide healthcare program, Gov. Rick Scott says. Scott is pointing to the state’s loss of federal
Florida’s Rick Scott files bizarre new ACA lawsuitMSNBC
Rick Scott has an easy way out of his Medicaid messWashington Post (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott sues feds over health care money, Medicaid expansionTampabay.com (blog)
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Apr
16

Checking in on the Scott-O-Meter: Rick Scott’s promise to be No. 1 in … – Miami Herald (blog)

Checking in on the Scott-O-Meter: Rick Scott’s promise to be No. 1 in
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As part of a group of promises to invest in education, Gov. Rick Scott promised in his second term to “be No. 1 in nation for high school graduation rates.” There are a few different ways to measure graduation rates, but the one the state Department of …
Testing reform, kind of, sort ofDaily Commercial

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Apr
16

PolitiFact updates Rick Scott’s promise on school tests – Miami Herald (blog)

PolitiFact updates Rick Scott’s promise on school tests
Miami Herald (blog)
After calling for an investigation into standardized tests and suspending a new exam by executive order, Gov. Rick Scott quickly signed a bill limiting how many hours students can be evaluated. The Legislature passed HB 7069 on April 9, 2015
Testing reform, kind of, sort ofDaily Commercial

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Apr
16

Gov. Rick Scott sues feds over healthcare money, Medicaid expansion – Miami Herald


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Gov. Rick Scott sues feds over healthcare money, Medicaid expansion
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Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will sue the federal government for allegedly coercing Florida to expand Medicaid. “It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida in an effort to force our
Florida Gov. Rick Scott suing Obama administration over health care fundingTampabay.com (blog)
Rick Scott has an easy way out of his Medicaid messWashington Post (blog)
Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid HardballNational Journal
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Apr
15

Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet move to mediation in Sunshine lawsuit – Miami Herald

Tampabay.comGov. Rick Scott and Cabinet move to mediation in Sunshine lawsuitMiami HeraldAfter weeks of behind-the-scenes legal combat, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members will dispatch their lawyers to mediate differences with Florida news outlets in …

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Apr
14

Gov. Rick Scott signs testing overhaul – Miami Herald

Gov. Rick Scott signs testing overhaulMiami HeraldResponding to a parent-driven charge to scale back testing in public schools, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation to eliminate at least one exam and delay the release of school grades until th…

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Apr
14

Rick Scott’s claim about LIP and Medicaid – Miami Herald (blog)


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Rick Scott’s claim about LIP and Medicaid
Miami Herald (blog)
lorida simply can’t trust the federal government to follow through on expanding Medicaid because Washington has already abandoned funding a current statewide health care program, Gov. Rick Scott says. Scott is pointing to the state’s loss of federal
Scott’s flip-flop is inflicting painOcala

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Apr
10

PolitiFact looks at Rick Scott’s promise to enact tougher environmental penalties – Miami Herald (blog)

PolitiFact looks at Rick Scott’s promise to enact tougher environmental penalties
Miami Herald (blog)
After being criticized by environmentalists for his pro-business policies during his first term, Gov. Rick Scott stepped up his environmental promises for his re-election campaign. One of those promises was to crack down on polluters by proposing

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Apr
09

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


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Florida testing bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott
Miami Herald
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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Mar
27

“Florida Man” Has Better Approval Ratings in Florida Than Gov. Rick Scott – Miami New Times


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“Florida Man” Has Better Approval Ratings in Florida Than Gov. Rick Scott
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This is a very special week in “WTF Florida” history. This is the week that the state has become self aware. Not only did an actual real life political polling firm decided to test the approval rating of “Florida Man” among Florida voters, a man who

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Mar
23

Florida lawmaker says Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet must block reinsurance ‘welfare’ – Bradenton Herald

Florida lawmaker says Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet must block reinsurance ‘welfare’
Bradenton Herald
On the eve of Tuesday’s meeting of Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet, Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, wants state officials to reject a proposal by the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund to issue $2.2 billion in reinsurance bonds. The issue will be decided

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Mar
20

Crazy on you: Scott administration orders employee to get medical evaluation … – Orlando Weekly (blog)


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Crazy on you: Scott administration orders employee to get medical evaluation
Orlando Weekly (blog)
Perhaps you’ve been following all of the insane tornado of coverage about Gov. Rick Scott’s climate-change denial, or maybe you’re just too busy drowning in Miami. The gist is that Scott has told various employees of various state agencies that
Climate change? Not in Gov. Rick Scott’s administration ? stillTampabay.com
Man given mental evaluation for ignoring Rick Scott’s insane climate change policyDeath and Taxes
Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for Raw Story
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Mar
18

No opinion yet from Florida Gov. Rick Scott on transgender bathroom bill – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

No opinion yet from Florida Gov. Rick Scott on transgender bathroom bill
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Visiting Miami on Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t say if he would support legislation banning transgender men and women from using public restrooms of their choice. The law, proposed by Republican state Rep. Frank Artiles of Miami, is aimed …

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Feb
25

Rick Scott Gave President Obama a Marlins Cap, but What Does It Mean? – Miami New Times (blog)

Miami New Times (blog)Rick Scott Gave President Obama a Marlins Cap, but What Does It Mean?Miami New Times (blog)Apparently we are to assume that all minor instances of basic human interaction between Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama are of t…

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