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Rick Folbaum And Rick Scott: A Talk With The Governor

For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.

07/17/2014

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Gov. Scott Signs “Aaron Cohen Protection Act”

Governor Rick Scott made a stop in South Florida Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of the Aaron Cohen Protection Act.

07/16/2014

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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million — not including his own substantial checkbook — to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

07/14/2014

Nan Rich (Source: CBS4)

Rich Touts Record In Battle With Crist

Nan Rich is frustrated. That much is clear. But the lifelong Democrat and former Senate minority leader isn’t backing down. Rich told a gathering of news executives and editors Friday that she will continue battling for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and trying to draw distinctions with opponent Charlie Crist — despite many of the party’s fundraisers and leaders lining up behind the former Republican Crist.

CBS Miami–07/11/2014

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist watches play as the Tampa Bay Rays host  the New York Yankees on April 13, 2009 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Governor’s Group Gives Boost To Crist

With a $500,000 injection of money from the Democratic Governors Association, challenger Charlie Crist and a closely aligned political committee raised more cash from June 21 to June 27 than Republican Gov. Rick Scott and a Scott-tied committee.

07/07/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott honored veterans in Hollywood, Florida on July 1, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Honors Veterans, With Possible Election Benefits

As Gov. Rick Scott tours the state this week honoring military veterans, he is marking the contributions of a bloc of voters that could help in his difficult re-election fight.

07/01/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott during his inauguration speech on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (Photo Credit: Florida Channel)

Gov. Scott To Honor Florida Vets On Statewide Tour

Gov. Rick Scott is set to travel around Florida this week to honor the state’s veterans.

06/29/2014

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Clergy Call On Gov. Scott To Restore Voting Rights

Florida religious leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state officials to restore the civil rights of former felons.

06/29/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Rarely Wielded Veto Pen In 2014

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.

06/25/2014

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