Governor Rick Scott

A Death Row cell is 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high. Florida State Prison also has Death Watch cells to incarcerate inmates awaiting execution after the Governor signs a death warrant for them. A Death Watch cell is 12 x 7 x 8.5 feet high. (Source: Department of Corrections)

Condemned Man Seeks Stay As Execution Drug Challenged

A Death Row inmate Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block his scheduled Feb. 26 execution while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to a key drug used in lethal injections.

01/30/2015

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 (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Responds To Former FDLE Leader’s Comments

Gov. Rick Scott contends that the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner “resigned” on his own terms – and he is sticking to it.

01/23/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Florida Gov. Scott To Respond To ‘Ridiculous’ Allegations

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he plans to respond to allegations against his administration brought on by the state’s former top cop.

01/22/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Cabinet May Seek Investigation Into FDLE Leader’s Exit

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Thursday they’re open to discussing at the next Cabinet meeting the need for an investigation into the departure of Florida’s top law-enforcement official.

01/22/2015

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 Wants To Stop Taxing College Textbooks

Students earning a college education may soon get a cost break as the state’s governor is asking to stop taxing college textbooks.

01/22/2015

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Florida Gov. Won’t Explain Shakeup At State Police Agency

As questions remain about why Governor Rick Scott shook up the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, a new department leader was voted in on Tuesday.

01/13/2015

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Florida Schools Ranking From Education Week Drops To 28th

For several years, Florida’s political leaders, including Gov. Rick Scott, have touted across the state that their public schools were among the nation’s best.

01/08/2015

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Miami Lake Mayor: “The Law Is On My Side.”

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi filed a second lawsuit on Tuesday in an effort to get his old job back.

01/07/2015

Gov. Rick Scott sworn in for second term.  (Source: The Florida Channel)

Gov. Scott Sworn In For Second Term

Governor Rick Scott was sworn in for a second term shortly after noon Tuesday, beginning a new four years in office that in some ways brings as many questions as the first.

01/06/2015

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