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 2018-06-22 12:19 

Washington Times

Deadline looming for Florida's critical election season...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's wide open election season is about to be officially under way. Candidates running for the Legislature and state offices have until noon on Friday to qualify for the 2018 ballot. Gov. Rick Scott is leaving office due ...

 2018-06-22 10:28 

Tampa Bay Times

Confirmed: Nelson and Scott in dogfight...

Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott remain neck-and-neck in their high profile showdown, a poll released today to the Tampa Bay Times shows....

 2018-06-21 21:05 

Sun Sentinel

Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott over Hurricane Irma debris removal...

Democratic U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Frederica Wilson blasted Republican Gov. Rick Scott for the way the state handled debris cleanup after Hurricane Irma....

 2018-06-21 20:26 

Tampa Bay Times

Floridas newest governor candidate on ganja: Are the kids alright?...

Jeff Greene, the Palm Beach billionaire who this week joined a crowded slate of Democrats seeking to replace Gov. Rick Scott, shared his thoughts about marijuana with Truth or Dara during a lengthy interview that included some chit-chat about Willie Nelso...

 2018-06-21 14:06 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Court Backs Moves To Shutter Hollywood Nursing Home After Deaths...

A state appeals court Wednesday upheld moves by Gov. Rick Scott's administration to shut down a Broward County nursing home that drew nationwide attention last year after the deaths of residents following Hurricane Irma....

 2018-06-21 13:58 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Greene Vows To Open Checkbook To Get 'Message Out'...

Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene on Wednesday formally entered a crowded Democratic slate of candidates seeking to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott....

 2018-06-21 09:00 

TCPalm

TCPalmCAST | June 21: Math might stop Scott's call to move water south and be careful what you say to legislators on today's podcast...

June 21: Gov. Rick Scott asked the Army Corps of Engineers to send water from Lake Okeechobee south — but there's nowhere for the water to go....

 2018-06-20 23:32 

WFTX

[ Fort Myers ]

Governor appoints new Collier County Clerk of Circuit Court...

Governor Rick Scott announced Crystal Kinzel's appointment as the new Collier County Clerk of Circuit Court....

 2018-06-20 23:25 

WFTX

[ Fort Myers ]

Governor Scott demands emergency action to redirect Lake Okeechobee water...

In response to mounting public anger over the toxic water being released along Florida's southwest coast, Governor Rick Scott has directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to......

 2018-06-20 23:20 

Sun Sentinel

Gov. Scott order on Lake Okeechobee water aims to prevent repeat of algae catastrophe...

Gov. Rick Scott wants water sent south from Lake Okeechobee to reduce environmentally harmful discharges to the ocean....

 2018-06-20 22:36 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Billionaire Democrat Jeff Greene joins mostly millionaires in Florida governor's race...

TALLAHASSEE Billionaire Democrat Jeff Greene of Palm Beach formally joined the crowded field of candidates Wednesday running to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Scott.Like Scott, who spent $86 million of his own family's money in twice winnin...

 2018-06-20 22:31 

TCPalm

Despite temporary fix on immigrant children, issue expected to rumble into Florida Senate race...

The issue of removing children from their families at the border has now entered the Florida Senate campaign between Bill Nelson (D) and Rick Scott (R)....

 2018-06-20 21:47 

USA Today

Despite temporary fix on immigrant children, issue expected to rumble into Florida Senate race...

The issue of removing children from their families at the border has now entered the Florida Senate campaign between Bill Nelson (D) and Rick Scott (R)....

 2018-06-20 21:47 

Washington Times

Florida Gov. Rick Scott urges lake discharges be sent south...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants discharges of polluted water out of Lake Okeechobee redirected elsewhere. Scott put the request in a letter he sent Wednesday to the state's Department of Environmental Protection directing them t...

 2018-06-20 18:53 

TCPalm

Gov. Rick Scott orders DEP to urge Army Corps to redirect Lake Okeechobee discharges south...

Lake Okeechobee discharges are feeding algae blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers....

 2018-06-20 16:50 

Sun Sentinel

Appeals court backs Rick Scott's effort to close Hollywood nursing home...

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 15-page ruling, rejected challenges to Agency for Health Care Administration orders that suspended The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills' license to operate....

 2018-06-20 15:25 

Sun Sentinel

Scott won't recall National Guard troops on the border to protest child separation policy...

Gov. Rick Scott will not recall Florida National Guard troops from the southern U.S. border in opposition to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" crackdown on immigration that is splitting up families....

 2018-06-20 11:54 

Newsmax

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott: Family Separation Policy Must End...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for an end to the policy of separating children from parents who enter the U.S. illegally and demanded answers about the immigrant minors being detained....

 2018-06-20 11:25 

Tampa Bay Times

Bill Nelson and Rick Scott swap brickbats on family separation policy...

First, Gov. Rick Scott fired off a letter to the Trump administration Tuesday evening, criticizing the president's...

 2018-06-20 10:15 

Orlando Sentinel

Scott to feds: End 'separating' of immigrant children...

Gov. Rick Scott late Tuesday sent a letter to Washington that calls for an end to "separating" immigrant children from their parents and reuniting them with their parents. "I have been very clear that I absolutely do not agree with the practic...

 2018-06-20 04:00 

Gainesville Sun

Medicaid cut will cause delays in care...

Gov. Rick Scott's office recently pushed back on public criticism directed to a $98 million Medicaid cut scheduled to be implemented on July 1, stating that the cut is "about paperwork, not patients." This is flat out fiction.The benefit on th...

 2018-06-20 04:00 

Gainesville Sun

Letters to the editor for June 20, 2018...

True colorsTwo recent actions by Sheriff Sadie Darnell have made me wonder if she has changed or if I am seeing her true colors. First is her puzzling endorsement of Gov. Rick Scott to replace Sen. Bill Nelson. Second is her handling of a traffic stop tha...

 2018-06-20 04:00 

Gainesville Sun

NRA: Court should take up issue of anonymous Alachua County plaintiff...

The NRA filed the underlying lawsuit March 9 after Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a sweeping school-safety measure that included new gun-related restrictions....

 2018-06-20 00:05 

Miami Herald

Florida Republicans split on detaining children. Some stay with Trump, others object....

A growing chorus of Florida Republicans, including Gov. Rick Scott, while defending the need for stricter immigration security, abandoned President Trump on separating young children from their parents at the border, with some demanding an immediate end t...

 2018-06-19 23:23 

Tampa Bay Times

Super PAC reserves $23 million in air time for Bill Nelson....

WASHINGTON The super PAC helping Bill Nelson withstand an avalanche of money from Rick Scott has reserved $23 million in air time starting after Labor Day....

 2018-06-19 22:44 

AP

The Latest: Florida asking Trump to stop separating families...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on an immigration facility in Florida (all times local):6:30 p.m.Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to stop separati......

 2018-06-19 21:02 

WOFL

[ FOX Orlando ]

Governor Rick Scott makes seventh visit to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria...

Governor Rick Scott was in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Central Florida business owners joined him on his seventh trip since Hurricane Maria....

 2018-06-19 19:23 

KDAF CW Dallas

The Real Thing? Does a candidate for senate really want to "destroy" Social Security?...

If you wanna get people worked up, talk about messing with their Social Security. It comes up in political campaigns every few years, like in the one involving Florida Governor Rick Scott, who's running for the U.S. Senate....

 2018-06-19 17:05 

Orlando Sentinel

Rick Scott: Puerto Rico has 'unbelievable opportunity' in rebuilding post-Maria...

As Puerto Rico recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the island should embrace partnerships with private businesses to boost its efforts to rebuild, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Tuesday. "You have an unbelievable opportunity to change ...

 2018-06-19 14:13 

NY Post

GOP candidates distance themselves from 'cruel' immigration policy...

Republicans running for office are distancing themselves from the Trump administration's controversial immigration policy that is separating children from their parents at the border. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who's challenging Democratic Sen. Bill...

 2018-06-19 09:00 

Miami Herald

Rick Scott is wealthiest governor in Florida history. In July he must reveal details....

Financial disclosure forms required as part of Gov. Rick Scott's U.S. Senate candidacy, due next month, have some environmental groups and Democrats ready to raise questions about influence of Scott's personal holdings in the energy industry....

 2018-06-19 04:00 

Gainesville Sun

Investigate big donor's prison deal...

To answer seemingly unanswerable questions, sometimes you have to connect the dots. In this case, the question is: Why did Gov. Rick Scott — knowing the state is in the grips of an unprecedented opioid-abuse crisis — stand by as the Florida De...

 2018-06-19 04:00 

Panama City News Herald

State backs conservation, shipyard deals...

Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet also approved an expanded submerged land lease for Panama City's Eastern Shipbuilding which is building new patrol...

 2018-06-18 18:39 

CBS News

Hurricane Irma: Rick Scott, governor of Florida, defends emergency contracts for debris removal...

Investigation by CBS Miami station WFOR-TV finds that emergency contracts issued to companies for debris removal cost tens of millions of dollars...

 2018-06-18 18:26 

The Tampa Tribune

Mitten appointed by Scott to replace Hernando commissioner Nick Nicholson...

BROOKSVILLE Hernando County business owner John Mitten is making a return to the Hernando County Commission.Mitten, 48, was appointed last week by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 commission seat that had been held by suspended commissioner Nick Nic...

 2018-06-18 17:50 

Orlando Sentinel

Rick Scott breaks with Trump administration, opposes separating families at border...

Breaking with President Donald Trump's administration, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he doesn't support separating migrant children from their parents trying to cross the U.S. southern border. Scott, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, blamed th...

 2018-06-18 17:10 

Sun Sentinel

Rick Scott breaks with Trump administration, opposes separating families at border...

Breaking with President Donald Trump's administration, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he doesn't support separating migrant children from their families trying to cross the U.S. southern border....

 2018-06-18 16:30 

The Tampa Tribune

Top 5 at noon: Rick Scott weighs in on child separation controversy at the southern border; report: 40 percent of Florida will be exposed to flooding; and more...

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:RICK SCOTT SAYS HE OPPOSES SEPARATING FAMILIES AT BORDER, BLAMES WASHINGTON FOR SITUATIONGov. Rick Scott weighed in today on the child separation controversy at the southern border, saying he oppos...

 2018-06-18 15:20 

Tampa Bay Times

On the offensive, Rick Scott launches ad No. 11: Negative Nelson...

Even Richard Nixon is being dragged into Florida's U.S. Senate race....

 2018-06-18 15:20 

Tampa Bay Times

Rick Scott: I oppose separating families at border, but chaos due to inaction on border security...

Gov. Rick Scott weighed in Monday on the child separation controversy at the southern border, saying he opposes the Trump administration policy but blaming Washington at large for having...

 2018-06-18 11:48 

Miami Herald

Bill Nelson faces long, hard path to reelection in his toughest campaign in years...

Incumbent Florida Senator Bill Nelson has stepped up campaign appearances and has seized national issues to draw contrasts with his challenger, Gov. Rick Scott. But Nelson can't afford to match Scott on TV and risks being defined on Scott's terms....

 2018-06-18 04:00 

Gainesville Sun

Scott pushes back on pre-existing conditions...

TALLAHASSEE — Responding to a torrent of criticism from Democrats, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday repeated past statements that he supports maintaining protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions who purchase health insurance."My posi...

 2018-06-17 16:27 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Debris Debacle: “The Governor Was Actually Doing The Price Gouging”...

In an interview with CBS4 News, Governor Rick Scott continued to defend his decision to issue emergency contracts to remove storm debris after Hurricane Irma and ignore the companies already in place to do the work....

 2018-06-16 13:43 

US News & World Report

Ford Pinto TV Ads and More Last Week in Florida Politics...

A look at the week in Florida politics, from a television ad featuring a Ford Pinto to Democrats trying to reach out to rural voters....

 2018-06-15 21:30 

Orlando Sentinel

Governor puts Lake County clerk job on ballot, appoints interim...

Gov. Rick Scott late Friday appointed an interim clerk of the circuit court for Lake County and declared that the $143,000-a-year position would be put on the ballot for this year's election cycle. That means anyone seeking the office would have to qu...

 2018-06-15 17:08 

The Tampa Tribune

Hernando commissioner accused of running a brothel is replaced...

BROOKSVILLE Hernando County business owner John Mitten is making a return to the Hernando County Commission.Mitten, 48, was appointed late Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 commission seat that had been held by suspended commissioner Nick...

 2018-06-15 14:46 

The Tampa Tribune

Replacement named for Hernando commissioner accused of running a brothel...

BROOKSVILLE Hernando County business owner John Mitten is making a return to the Hernando County Commission.Mitten, 48, was appointed late Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 commission seat that had been held by suspended commissioner Nick...

 2018-06-15 14:07 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Two terms and out the door?...

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has made imposing congressional term limits a priority of his U.S. Senate campaign. But if elected, it appears he might loosely impose such a limit on himself until the rules he wants are in place.Asked if he would vow to li...

 2018-06-15 12:00 

ThinkProgress

For Florida's ex-felons, regaining voting rights requires patience and a lot of luck...

Ladetra Johnson stood up straight behind the lectern in the cabinet room of the Florida State Capitol Building Thursday morning, holding the hand of her 5-year-old daughter. Dressed in a frilly white dress, the young girl smiled as Gov. Rick Scott (R) and...

 2018-06-15 12:00 

ThinkProgress

This is how Florida makes it nearly impossible for ex-felons to get their voting rights restored...

Ladetra Johnson stood up straight behind the lectern in the cabinet room of the Florida State Capitol Building Thursday morning, holding the hand of her 5-year-old daughter. Dressed in a frilly white dress, the young girl smiled as Gov. Rick Scott (R) and...

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