Gov. Rick Scott came into office on a conservative wave, promising to change Tallahassee, fight President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and make Florida as business friendly as he could.
On Friday evening, the Pentagon sent a blunt warning to Gov. Rick Scott that spells out the cloudy impact on the Sunshine State.
Sequestration day has arrived in Washington, D.C. and by 11:59 Friday night, the White House will be forced to order across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts in European-style austerity that could plunge the United States back into recession.
By 11:59 Friday night, the White House will officially have to order the sequestration, a series of across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts that threaten to send the United States back into recession.
Florida Governor Rick Scott returned to his tea party roots Wednesday when he strangely said that if the sequestration is instituted, it will be because President Barack Obama’s administration, “fails to do its job.”
It’s an arcane budget term, but the sequester, is set to fundamentally reshape federal spending in ways that could set the economy on a path back to recession. The sequester is the beginning of a scheduled decade of financial austerity like has been seen in Europe in recent years.
With more than a year and a half to go until the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election, Governor Rick Scott appeared to be in full re-election campaign mode as he dropped in on a senior citizens center Wednesday in Miami’s Little Havana section. Ironically, the center and others like it, was among programs the governor and legislature took the budget axe to in 2011 and 2012.
In an effort to keep tuition costs down, Gov. Scott plans to tie state universities’ money to how well they do on helping students get a job.
On Friday night Governor Rick Scott met with leaders of Florida’s teachers union for the first time since taking office.
A group of South Florida lawmakers put on their wetsuits Saturday and dove down under in the Keys to raise awareness about the future of Aquarius.