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Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 Million

Florida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees — including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers — because of Gov. Rick Scott’s failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests.

06/19/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Groups Sue To Block 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

A day after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period before Florida women can have abortions, abortion-rights advocates quickly challenged the constitutionality of the law.

06/11/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Agrees To End Lawsuit Over State Worker Drug Tests

The legal battle over the drug testing of state workers has come to end.

04/20/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug Testing

With more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.

12/17/2014

(Source: AP)

Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.

12/03/2014

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Judge Won’t Lift Stay In Florida Gay Marriage

A Florida Federal Judge says he will not lift a stay of his ruling in connection to a lawsuit that challenges the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

11/05/2014

(Source: AP)

Supreme Court Rejects Cell-Phone Tracking By Police

The Florida Supreme court said police will need warrants before tracking criminal suspects using their cell-phone information.

10/16/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage Fight

With the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country’s thorniest issues.

09/04/2014

File picture of a gun.  (Source: Thinkstock)

Appeals Court OKs ‘Docs VS. Glocks’ Law

A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.

07/25/2014

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Key West Drug Testing Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

A South Florida federal judge declared a policy by the city of Key West that requires drug tests for job applicants unconstitutional.

05/12/2014

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