Florida Politics

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Admits Mishandling Ouster Of State’s Top Cop

Florida Gov. Rick Scott admitted to mishandling the ouster of the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

02/05/2015

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.

02/04/2015

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Chief: Hotline Refused Call Week Before Girl’s Death

The secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Wednesday that the state abuse hotline screened out not one but two calls about potential danger to 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck — with the first call a week before her death in the waters of Tampa Bay.

02/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Disputes That FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster

Gov. Rick Scott’s office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December.

02/02/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Refusing To Disclose Financial Information

Governor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law.

02/02/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Hopes For An Early Spring

Groundhog Day might not be until Monday, but Gov. Rick Scott probably doesn’t need a rodent to tell him that his winter of discontent is going to last awhile longer.

02/01/2015

American Flag (Source: Darrell Ingham /Allsport)

Florida Democrats Review Dismal Year, Plan For Future

Florida Democrats are now trying to come up with a new game plan after they had a bad election year.

01/31/2015

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.

01/28/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Announces Billions To Restore the Everglades

The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.

01/27/2015

(Source: AP)

Florida Licenses More Than 600 New Foster Homes

Florida’s child welfare officials have recruited hundreds of new foster homes.

01/27/2015

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