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Sticky: Gov. Scott Coached During TV Interviews

Gov. Rick Scott declined to be part of a lawsuit against the company that owned the oil well involved in a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago.Scott defended his decision during an interview on WESH 2 News Sunrise on Wednesday.”It’s not in Florida’s best interest to participate in that lawsuit,” Scott said. “I’m working with the […]

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Sticky: Florida Set to Move on a “Show Me Your Papers” Immigration Bill – It May Cost the Republicans 2012

Rep. William Snyder’s (R, Stuart) proposal to halt illegal immigration cleared the Economic Affairs Committee of the Florida House on an 11-7 vote late last week. Snyder’s bill, which will now go to the full House, allows police to ask for proof of residency for anyone under investigation. Additionally, any company with more than 100 employees would have to document […]

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Sticky: Milestones in our fight against Rick Scott

Today, we will have garnered over 4,000 signatures on our electronic petition for the resignation of Gov. Rick Scott.  Additionally, more than 150 will have joined us on Facebook after just one week.  Additionally, there have been more than 22,000 visits to our website. We thank everyone for their support.  However, we are not even close to being done.  My […]

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Sticky: Florida Legislature on the verge of passing a ‘show us your papers’ immigration law

Sitting in front of a crowd that included children of immigrant workers — some clad in “Don’t Deport My Dad” t-shirts — a Senate panel on Monday swiftly pushed through a controversial immigration bill. The Senate Judiciary Committee took up the first hearing for SB 2040 by Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, at the tail end of their whirlwind, two-hour meeting. […]

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Sticky: Conservation groups say ‘we are under assault’ by Scott, Florida lawmakers

Environmental issues are always part of the legislative give-and-take when Florida lawmakers convene in Tallahassee. Midway through this year’s session, though, the give-and-take is looking more like a hit-and-run to conservation groups. “We are under assault on all fronts,” Audubon of Florida executive director Eric Draper said. “We’re getting beaten up pretty hard up here.” Bills are moving through the […]

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Sticky: The Political Lessons of Rick Scott

Thank you, Rick Scott. I know, I know. You’re thinking something along the lines of: “WHAAAAT!???!” But it occured to me, after the latest scandalous stories about Scott and his health care company, Solantic, that Scott is merely the symptom of much deeper problems. And in that regard, he’s a morality tale in the flesh for Floridians. An educational opportunity […]

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Sticky: What happens when privatization gets out of control: Salaries for Florida’s child care officials are out of control, lawmakers say

WHEN WILL THE INSANITY STOP? I AM GLAD THE LEGISLATURE IS LOOKING AT THIS, BUT THIS TYPE OF BS IS WHAT THEY WANT FOR VIRTUALLY ALL STATE WORKERS.   Florida’s privatization of child welfare services was supposed to be good for kids and taxpayers. But in the decade since the state began making private agencies responsible for the care of […]

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Sticky: Congrats to Rick Scott on making the list of the 8 worst governors in America!

S-A-L-U-T-E   …Rick Scott was once the CEO of Columbia/HCA, a massive hospital chain. The federal government fined Columbia/HCA for Medicaid and Medicare fraud. That fine, a jaw-dropping 1.7 billion dollars, is the largest in American history. But instead of going to jail, Rick Scott became the governor of Florida. A guy scams the government and now is an elected […]

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Sticky: Major Rick Scott supporter will benefit majorly from prison privatization plans

TALLAHASSEE — The Legislature’s push to privatize many more prisons, its most far-reaching cost-cutting plan in years, opens a lucrative door to politically connected vendors who stand to profit. Senate and House budgets require the state to privatize prisons in South Florida, home to one-fifth of the statewide inmate population of 101,000. The region is the home of the GEO […]

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Sticky: Bob Graham: Florida — the sad state of our state

Bob Graham argues that the current Legislature is on a course to erase decades of investment and progress in education. He writes in the St. Petersburg Times: April 3, 2011 As the Legislature enters its second half, there has emerged a disturbing pattern of ignoring many of Florida’s core values. Over the last half-century these values have given Florida government […]

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Sticky: Key West Conchs give Gov. Rick Scott a (urine) sample of their love

…A group of Key West residents calling themselves the Committee for the Positive Insistence on a Sane Society (PISS) plans to gather at high noon today to gather a communal, Southernmost urine sample. The committee says this is a peaceful protest of Scott’s plan to drug test state employees. “In one breath our CEO professes to be focusing on cutting […]

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Sticky: Florida Governor Wants Poor to Pay $35 for Drug Test Before Receiving Welfare

IF YOU MADE THIS STUFF UP, NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE YOU.   Oh, to be a wealthy politician in this day and age. Tanyaa Weathersbee of Black America Web is reporting that Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants poor people to pay $35 for a drug test before they can collect welfare… What about those who abuse prescription drugs, who are […]

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Olive Garden Wants to Be Disney: Darden Restaurants is seeking one-of-a-kind tax break from FL Legislature

TALLAHASSEE — Darden Restaurants is lobbying the Florida Legislature for a tax break that would save the company as much as $5 million a year in sales taxes even as lawmakers weigh deep spending cuts to public schools, prisons and many other areas to cover a nearly $4 billion budget shortfall. The Orlando-based owner of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and […]

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Sticky: Today, Rick Scott Will Lay Out Cuts For Developmentally Disabled And Then Attends A Special Olympics Photo-Op

Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will announce deep cuts to programs that help the developmentally disabled in his state. Scott will invoke his “emergency powers” to impose a 15 percent cut to the rates charged by group home workers and case workers that help the 30,000 Floridians with cerebral palsy, autism, and Down Syndrome. Those who provide services to […]

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