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 2018-01-19 15:52 

CBS Detroit

Florida Legislature Considering UCF National Champs Plate [PHOTO]...

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed a proclamation declaring UCF national champions....

 2018-01-18 20:48 

Tampa Bay Times

No special elections in Latvala, Hahnfeldt districts...

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he will not set special elections to replace former Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and the late Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, leaving the seats open until November....

 2018-01-18 17:10 

Washington Times

Florida Governor: Time to fully ban texting while driving...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he supports having the state fully ban texting while driving. The state has some of the nation's deadliest roads, but it is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. The Legisl...

 2018-01-18 16:30 

BuzzFeed

This Ballot Initiative Could Restore Voting Rights For One Million Convicted Felons In Florida...

Florida governor Rick Scott Drew Angerer / Getty Images Across the country, more than 6 million people are barred from voting because of laws that bar convicted felons from voting — and nearly a quarter of that population lives in Florida. The state...

 2018-01-18 02:34 

Washington Examiner

Sen. Bill Nelson to block Interior nominees until Ryan Zinke confirms vow to prevent drilling off Florida's shores...

After meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Zinke had announced he was taking Florida 'off the table' for any drilling....

 2018-01-17 22:20 

Bradenton Herald

Who will protect Florida from offshore drilling threat?...

While I am very grateful that Florida has been taken off the table regarding offshore oil drilling, it is clear this is a political move to champion Gov. Rick Scott as he considers a run for the Senate. There are several things that should be remembered b...

 2018-01-17 03:01 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Florida Gov. Heads To Louisiana On Another Jobs Trip...

Governor Rick Scott loves bringing new jobs to Florida....

 2018-01-17 00:44 

WOGX

[ Ocala/Gainesville ]

Push to remove state attorney Aramis Ayala from murder case...

A state lawmaker is asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to remove a state attorney from a Central Florida murder case....

 2018-01-17 00:44 

WOFL

[ FOX Orlando ]

Push to remove state attorney Aramis Ayala from murder case...

A state lawmaker is asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to remove a state attorney from a Central Florida murder case....

 2018-01-17 00:19 

Tampa Bay Times

Rick Scott: Protecting DREAMers and securing borders are just plain common sense...

Gov. Rick Scott has had it with Washington gridlock....

 2018-01-16 23:15 

Sun Sentinel

Three-day limit on opioid prescriptions gets first approval...

Limiting opioid prescriptions to just three days for acute pain — a plan pushed by Gov. Rick Scott — got its first approval in a Senate committee....

 2018-01-16 20:26 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Gov. Scott appoints Medallion Home CFO to USF board...

Charles Tokarz, the chief financial officer and vice president at Medallion Home, was named to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday.Tokarz could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Les Muma, a Belleair philanth...

 2018-01-16 19:24 

WVUE

[ New Orleans ]

Florida Gov. heads to Louisiana on another jobs trip...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading back to Louisiana for his latest job recruitment effort....

 2018-01-16 19:15 

US News & World Report

Florida Gov. Heads to Louisiana on Another Jobs Trip...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading back to Louisiana for his latest job recruitment effort....

 2018-01-16 18:20 

Orlando Sentinel

Lawmaker wants State Attorney Aramis Ayala stripped of Osceola County murder-for-hire case...

State Rep. Bob Corts, R- Altamonte Springs, wants Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala removed from a murder-for-hire case that left Janice Zengotita Torres dead and her body dumped in Ormond Beach. In a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, Corts requested th...

 2018-01-16 18:18 

Tampa Bay Times

Drug report critical in fighting opioid epidemic. But has Rick Scott read it?...

Florida's Drug Policy Advisory Council is a hodgepodge of state government appointees, but they're the closest Florida has to a coordinated response to the growing opioid epidemic. So the panel was mystified Thursday why their annual report outlin...

 2018-01-16 11:00 

USA Today

[ Opinion ]

On DREAMers and border security, Congress should just do it: Gov. Rick Scott...

Doing the right thing for these kids and doing the right thing to secure our borders are not partisan issues. They're just plain common sense....

 2018-01-15 19:53 

BuzzFeed

Marine Le Pen Hired Trump's Campaign Pollster In The Closing Days Of The French Election...

Tony Fabrizio, right, with Florida governor Rick Scott in 2010 Andrew Innerarity / Reuters French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen hired Tony Fabrizio, a renowned pollster who worked on famously poll-obsessed Donald Trump's presidential run, durin...

 2018-01-15 03:43 

The Tampa Tribune

The Daystarter: 50 abandon ship in casino boat fire; did Rick Scott flip-flop his position on offshore drilling?; MLK Day parades around Tampa Bay; East-West Shrine Game...

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today. A cool and sunny start to the week, according to 10Weather WTSP. By mid-week, another cold front will plunge nighttime lows into the 30s. But by weeks end, we slowly start warming b...

 2018-01-15 00:04 

The Tampa Tribune

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scotts Full Flop on oil drilling...

Gov. Rick Scott met with a member of President Donald Trumps administration and struck a deal to remove Florida from a list of states proposed for more offshore oil drilling."As a result of our interest in making sure that theres no drilling here, Flo...

 2018-01-14 16:16 

Bradenton Herald

Florida politicians are courting displaced Puerto Ricans. But what are their motives?...

Ahead of a possible run for U.S. Senate, Florida Gov. Rick Scott appears to be courting displaced Puerto Ricans, a population some believe could swing the results of the upcoming statewide elections....

 2018-01-13 17:00 

Miami Herald

With friends in high places, you, too, can prevent oil drilling...

Heres one thing that makes Florida different from the other seaboard states whose economies would be walloped by a major oil spill: Rick Scott, our Republican governor, needed a favor....

 2018-01-12 19:09 

The Hill

Rick Scott: Trump's 's---hole countries' comment is 'absolutely wrong'...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) slammed President Trump for calling Haiti and African nations shithole countries, saying his remarks were absolutely wrong....

 2018-01-12 17:55 

US News & World Report

Nursing Homes Swamped Florida Governor's Phone After Irma...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott created a bottleneck when he told nursing home administrators to call his cellphone if they needed help after Hurricane Irma hit the state in September....

 2018-01-12 17:55 

WTOP

Nursing homes swamped Florida governor's phone after Irma...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities.... The post Nursing home...

 2018-01-12 17:12 

Orlando Sentinel

Nursing home calls to Scott after Irma might have fostered false hope...

FORT LAUDERDALE — As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He told them to contact him if they...

 2018-01-12 17:03 

The Tampa Tribune

Top 5 at noon: Plan to create quiet zone for train horns in downtown Tampa unravels; Gov. Rick Scott blasts Donald Trump for his comments; and more...

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:PLAN TO CREATE QUIET ZONE FOR TRAIN HORNS IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA UNRAVELSMayor Bob Buckhorn likes public-private partnerships, but a project the city wants to do with CSX has gone off the rails. Thats b...

 2018-01-12 16:12 

Washington Post

Florida governor's cellphone was bottleneck in Irma response...

An Associated Press analysis shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have delayed aid to nursing homes by telling their administrators to call his cellphone if they needed help when Hurricane Irma hit the state in September....

 2018-01-12 16:10 

Glen Falls Post-Star

Florida governor's cellphone was bottleneck in Irma response...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He told them to contact....

 2018-01-12 16:08 

The Daily Mail

Florida governor's cellphone was bottleneck in Irma......

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An Associated Press analysis shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have delayed aid to nursing homes by telling their administrators......

 2018-01-12 13:45 

Newsmax

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott: Trump Should Retract Profane Remarks...

President Donald Trump should retract his comments about immigrants coming from countries as he reportedly described as ...

 2018-01-12 12:45 

Washington Times

Rick Scott: Florida can't risk potential damage to beaches from drilling...

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Florida can't risk possible problems from drilling sites damaging beaches and coastal areas "We come here, we move to Florida, we visit Florida because of our pristine environment and our beaches. People love our b...

 2018-01-12 04:25 

Politico

Scott denounces Trump's 'shithole' Haiti comments as Democrats see opportunity...
 2018-01-12 02:38 

Miami Herald

Politics are crazy and poisoning our nation...

Gov. Rick Scott will be running for the U.S. Senate in 2019. While CEO of Columbia/HCA, his company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud....

 2018-01-12 01:20 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott: Trump's immigration remarks 'absolutely wrong'...

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump for reportedly disparaging Haiti, El Salvador and Africa during a bipartisan White House meeting about immigration reform. According to several news outlets, Trump questioned why the United States...

 2018-01-12 01:19 

Miami Herald

Politics are crazy and poisoning our nation...

Gov. Rick Scott will be running for the U.S. Senate in 2019. While CEO of Columbia/HCA, his company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud. As governor, he did not expand Medicaid, foregoing billions of dollars of available federal money, resulting in ...

 2018-01-11 20:07 

KCPQ

[ Seattle ]

Inslee requests Washington's coast be spared from offshore drilling expansion...

A day after the Trump administration granted Florida Governor Rick Scott's request to not expand offshore drilling around his state, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to the Trump administration requesting that Washington's coast alsobe spared....

 2018-01-11 19:30 

Sun Sentinel

Don't let Florida get played on oil drilling | Editorial...

The Trump administrations announcement that oil drilling near Florida's coast is off the table is not very reassuring and still would leave the state at risk. The state cant trust Gov. Rick Scott on this issue to boot....

 2018-01-11 12:30 

Miami Herald

Florida politicians are courting displaced Puerto Ricans. But what are their motives?...

Ahead of a possible run for U.S. Senate, Florida Gov. Rick Scott appears to be courting displaced Puerto Ricans, a population some believe could swing the results of the upcoming statewide elections....

 2018-01-11 10:01 

NPR

Other States Ask For Offshore Drilling Exemption Like Florida's...

In Florida, some are calling the Trump administration's announcement that the state is exempt from a plan to expand offshore drilling a political stunt to help Gov. Rick Scott....

 2018-01-11 03:14 

Miami Herald

Just how exactly did Florida get excused from oil drilling?...

Florida was the only coastal state waived from the Trump Administrations plan to begin offshore drilling. To some, Gov. Rick Scott, who hasnt been a staunch critic of drilling, only changed his mind to secure enviromental credentials in his run against De...

 2018-01-11 00:54 

Washington Post

Decision to exempt Florida from offshore drilling prompts bipartisan uproar...

The Trump administrations move is seen by critics in both parties as aimed at helping Florida Gov. Rick Scott....

 2018-01-11 00:12 

Washington Post

Coastal states blast Florida's exemption on drilling...

The governors of several coastal states reacted with alarm after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke granted Florida Governor Rick Scott a waiver on Jan. 9 from President Trump's call to increase offshore drilling....

 2018-01-10 22:40 

Los Angeles Times

How do you stop the GOP from destroying your coastal waters? Be a Republican, apparently...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott seems to have found the secret to getting the Trump administration to undo a stupid and dangerous policy just ask....

 2018-01-10 22:27 

Raw Story

CNN panel bursts out laughing after GOP pundit dismisses sketchy Florida drilling deal: 'Don't hate the player, hate the game'...

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott went to battle for his state when the White House announced that it was opening up offshore drilling to anyone and anywhere. The result was a swampy deal between Scott and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that exempted Flor...

 2018-01-10 20:00 

Savannah Morning News

Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott....

 2018-01-10 19:36 

The Tampa Tribune

Ruth: On oil drilling, Scotts environmental epiphany is welcome...

Everybody calm down. Nothing to fret about. After all Gov. Rick Scott, the Jacques Cousteau of Tallahassee, answered the call to action to protect the states precious environment against the federal governments ill-considered plan to risk turning Floridas...

 2018-01-10 19:29 

Bradenton Herald

Gov. Scott praises reversal of plans for offshore drilling in Florida...

Gov. Rick Scott praised the U.S. interior secretarys reversal of offshore drilling plans for Florida....

 2018-01-10 18:40 

Daily Kos

In brazen partisan move, Zinke exempts Florida coastal waters from oil and gas drilling plan...

Less than a week after announcing the Trump regime's radically aggressive plan to open up 98 percent of U.S. coastal waters to drilling for oil and gas, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said Tuesday after meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Scott th...

 2018-01-10 18:17 

The Guardian

Coastal states to Trump: why is Florida exempt from drilling and not us?...

Ryan Zinke confirmed Florida would be exempt from massive offshore plan which other states claim is simply a favor for Republican governor Rick Scott...

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