More Rick Scott Articles

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Poll: Florida voters not happy with Crist or Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voters don't trust Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist in what's turning out to be close race for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. And that means Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie could be a...

  • Florida Gov. to highlight crime proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is touting his opposition to any changes to the state's sentencing laws. Scott is planning to do a campaign swing through the state this week where he will highlight law-enforcement and public safety proposals. The tour will start in Monday in...

  • Florida Medicaid privatization underway statewide

    MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...

  • Democrats focus on governor's race, rebuilding

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — There are four statewide offices on November's ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party is essentially conceding two of them. Acknowledging that the party is at a low point, party officials said their main focus will be trying to win the governor's office, even if it...

  • Clergy call on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to restore voting rights for ex-felons

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida religious leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state officials to restore the civil rights of former felons. A group of clergy and activists will lead a march through Opa-Locka on Sunday to highlight Florida's status as one of three states that permanently deny...

  • Democrats, Clinton criticize Gov. Scott at dinner

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democratic Party used their annual fundraising dinner to bash Gov. Rick Scott — but not to showcase the candidates that hope to replace him. Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called Scott a tea party...

  • Medical marijuana initiative could liven up Florida governor race

    Insert your favorite marijuana-related pun here: The Florida governor's race is blazing right along, the candidates are burning up the trail, the contest is really getting in the weeds, etc.

  • Florida legalizes medical marijuana

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana on Monday, after it easily passed the state legislature last month. The bill is colloquially referred to as "Charlotte's Web." "The approval of Charlotte's Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and...

  • Charlie Crist blows 12-point lead over Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Poll

    Noted party-jumper Charlie Crist has blown a 12-point lead over Florida's incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, narrowing the state's gubernatorial race to a dead heat, according to the Democratic-leaning survey firm Public Policy Polling. As recently as last fall, Crist led the Republican...



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