Dean Cannon

Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Scott To Release His Budget Next Week

As state lawmakers get ready to battle over spending cuts to make up for a $2 billion shortfall, Gov. Rick Scott is readying to release his 2012-13 budget recommendations.


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Senate Revives Scott’s Business Tax Cut

Governor Rick Scott’s plan to cut corporate taxes had appeared all but dead as members of the Florida Legislature rebelled, but a new plan seems to have Senate support.



Plan To Split Florida Supreme Court Appears Dead

A plan to split the Florida Supreme Court into 2 divisions failed in the Florida Senate Monday night, but there may still be some big changes ahead for Florida’s highest court.



Plan To Split Supreme Court Advances

A plan to split the Florida Supreme Court in two and allow Governor Rick Scott to stack the court with judges favorable to Republican ideals was approved by the House Civil Justice Committee Thursday.



Pill Mill Database Still Supported By Senate

Standing in opposition to GOP Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate President Mike Haridopolos reiterated his belief that the pill mill database must stay intact.


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Legislature Set To Battle Over Pill Mills

A legislative fight is brewing over how to handle pain pill abuse in Florida. House speaker Dean Cannon said he won’t call for a database to track prescription drugs, which sets up a showdown with the Senate.



House Speaker: Split Florida Supreme Court Into Two

House Speaker Dean Cannon wants to split up Florida’s Supreme Court into separate panels, one each for criminal and civil appeals.