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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
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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)
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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
Rick Scott Gives Up on Welfare Drug TestingNew Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott drops appeals in welfare drug testing caseTampabay.com
Florida drops appeals in voided 2011 welfare drug testing law pushed by ScottWKMG Orlando
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Mar
04

Gov. Rick Scott targets President Obama in op-ed for Politico – MiamiHerald.com (blog)


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Gov. Rick Scott targets President Obama in op-ed for Politico
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Gov. 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 …
In St. Pete, Rick Scott expresses frustration with the feds over LIP program SaintPetersBlog (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
04

No conversation between Florida Gov. Rick Scott, black caucus – Bradenton Herald

No conversation between Florida Gov. Rick Scott, black caucus
Bradenton Herald
The first day of the legislative session is over, and Gov. 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

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Mar
04

Obama Cant Be Silent on Health Cares Future – Politico


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Obama Cant Be Silent on Health Cares Future
Politico
Obama Can’t Be Silent on Health Care’s Future. It’s up to him to fix the problem he created. By GOV. RICK SCOTT. March 04, 2015. President Obama came to Florida last week to give a big speech, but he didn’t say a word about how 1.6 million Floridians

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Mar
04

Scott opens 2015 session saying Florida must ‘out-compete the world’ – Palm Beach Post

Scott opens 2015 session saying Florida must ‘out-compete the world’
Palm Beach Post
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott opened the 2015 Legislature Tuesday with his State of the State speech, touting the improving course of Florida’s economy and outlining an approach that he said will “out-compete the world.” Scott pledged to cut taxes and …

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Mar
04

Gov. Scott asked to suspend testing after glitches – WTSP 10 News


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Gov. Scott asked to suspend testing after glitches
WTSP 10 News
Rick Scott to suspend the state’s standardized testing now underway. Sen. Dwight Bullard and Sen. Jeff Clemens sent a letter to Scott on Tuesday. The two South Florida legislators called the serious technological problems that marred the first two days
Two Democratic senators urge Gov. Rick Scott to suspend Florida testingTampabay.com (blog)
As problems persist, 2 Florida state senators call on Gov. Rick Scott to Bradenton Herald
Gov. Rick Scott asked to suspend testing after glitchesSunshine State News
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