Governor Rick Scott
After more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.
Governor Rick Scott has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry requesting help from the Department of State to release a marine, from Weston, jailed in Mexico for almost three months.
On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.
Starting in January, the little ones will have to be strapped into a car seat a little longer. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill which increases Florida’s car seat requirement from 4 years old to 5 years old.
Governor Rick Scott will kick off his “Caring for Florida’s Families” tour in Miami. The tour will highlight new proposals and recent efforts to give the state’s children opportunities to succeed. In addition to the early learning and foster care elements, Scott also wants to expand a program that helps parents pay for education services for disabled children.
As they did a year ago, Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags, also extending a self-imposed barrier that hasn’t slowed the program.
New Florida stadiums, those needing an upgrade, or those that haven’t even been built yet may get taxpayer help under a new bill signed by Governor Rick Scott on Friday.
A Leon County judge on Thursday questioned attorneys on both sides of a case challenging a 2013 law that allows Florida elected officials to use so-called “blind trusts” to shield their financial assets.
A trio of health care-related bills received Governor Rick Scott’s signature on Wednesday.