Gov. Rick Scott

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Senate Floats Revised Health Coverage Plan

The Florida Senate floated a health care coverage plan in an effort to break the logjam over extending coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians.

05/26/2015

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Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In Session

The Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.

05/23/2015

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Environmental, Law Enforcement Jobs Draw Hopefuls

Florida has received an array of applications for the top jobs at its environmental and law-enforcement agencies, with little more than a week remaining for people to submit resumes.

05/22/2015

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Lower LIP Funding Sets Stage For Session Debate

Florida can anticipate about $1 billion in funding for a health-care program at the center of a state budget standoff, a high-ranking federal official wrote in a letter Thursday, giving lawmakers a better idea of what to expect when they begin a special session next month.

05/21/2015

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Man Acquitted Of Sexual Abuse; Recordings Inadmissible

A southwest Florida man who was previously sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter has been acquitted at his second trial.

05/21/2015

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. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Guns, Booze, And Body Cameras Among 44 Bills Scott Signs

Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday, including a measure that will allow Floridians without concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns during mandatory emergency evacuations.

05/21/2015

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Clash Over After-School Programs Coming Back

A clash over the state’s oversight of children’s after-school programs is headed back to the Legislature, as lawmakers and agency heads plan hearings for the 2016 session about licensure and background checks.

05/18/2015

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)

Scott Targets Jacksonville Hospital On LIP Issues

Florida Governor Rick Scott is asking a Jacksonville hospital to provide extensive information as the battle over Low Income Pool (LIP) funding continues.

05/16/2015

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Florida Tourism Numbers Are Up

Florida’s tourism numbers are up in the first three months of the year.

05/16/2015

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Lawmakers To Return June 1, Face Health Care Issues

After weeks of conflict, House and Senate leaders Friday formally called a special legislative session to reach agreement on a new state budget and to hammer out differences on major health-care issues.

05/15/2015

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