Rick Scott

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    September 15, 2014

    Rick Scott Has Appointed Fewer African-Americans to Judgeships Than Previous Governors

    In the first four years of his governorship of Florida, Rick Scott has apparently appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in the state than the past two governors in that same time span. This, according to new data released by Scott's office over the weekend. In all, Scott has appointed no ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Charlie Crist Targets Rick Scott's Anti-Abortion Stance, Women's Issues

    Gov. Rick Scott has been spending millions on ads attacking Charlie Crist and his flip-flopping ways, pointing out how he much he screwed Florida the first time he was governor of the state. Now Crist is fighting back and, as he did with gay marriage rights, he's attacking Scott on an issue Scott h ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Charlie Crist Challenges Rick Scott to Not Defend Gay Marriage Ban

    Same-sex marriages could become legal in Florida as soon as September 22, thanks to a 33-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle last week. That is, if Rick Scott doesn't file an appeal to stop it. Gay rights advocates, including Rand Hoch, Florida's first openly gay judge, have alread ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Even Californians Are Attacking Rick Scott's Environmental Record

    Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager billionaire from California, has decided to pour millions into a campaign to remind Floridians that Rick Scott has been terrible to the environment. Steyer's super PAC, NextGen Climate, is going strong to the hoop with attack ads targeting Scott and his envir ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Floridians Like Rick Scott, According to GOP-Leaning Florida Chamber of Commerce

    Gov. Rick Scott's job approval rating remains positive, with 50 percent of likely voters approving of the job he's doing. This, according to heavily Republican-leaning Florida Chamber of Commerce's latest poll. Voters have "a more positive view of the future," the FCPI says. And they "favor Governo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Rick Scott Suddenly Cares About the Environment

    Gov. Rick "I'm No Scientist" Scott is suddenly all about helping the environment, after spending four years pretty much ruining it. During a campaign stop in Martin County on Monday, Scott is expected to pledge hundreds of millions of dollars on environmental programs, if we completely ignore how h ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Are Too Close to Call, Poll Says

    If the election for governor were held today, it would be a toss-up. Because, Florida! This according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, which was released on Wednesday. Overall, Crist leads Scott by 45 to 40 percent. But a third candidate has emerged to screw things up, as third candidates ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Rick Scott Met by Protesters at GEO Group Fundraiser (Video)

    Rick Scott attended the fundraiser held in his honor by GEO Group CEO George Zoley on Monday evening, but not before being met by a bevy of protesters. People from Florida for All, as well as other protesters unaffiliated with the group, gathered outside the fundraiser carrying signs calling Scott ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Rick Scott Fundraiser Being Hosted by GEO Group CEO (UPDATED)

    Update: Protesters from Immigrant Rights groups are planning to picket the Scott fundraiser on Monday at Royal Palm Way & S. Federal Way in Boca Raton. Organizers from Florida For All are asking protestors to bring signs to picket along the sidewalk by the security entrance. The protest is scheduled ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Charlie Crist Wants to Meet With Scientists Who Asked to Meet With Rick Scott

    In what some would call a wily veteran move, Charlie Crist has publicly offered to meet with the ten Florida environmental scientists who asked Gov. Rick Scott to meet to discuss climate change. And now that Crist has come out and said he'll meet with the scientists, Scott has also come out and sai ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Eight Reasons Pam Bondi Is the Worst Attorney General in Florida History

    Rick Scott seems to be a big target when it comes to the majority of Floridians fed up with the way things are run down here. Will that vitriol be enough to oust Scott in the election come November? Time (and the ballots) will tell. But another key figure is also running for re-election come Novem ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Rick Scott Signs In-State Tuition Bill for Undocumented Students

    On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed the DREAM Act bill into law, which will allow in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants in Florida. According to the bill, undocumented immigrants must meet a certain number of conditions to qualify that include attending a secondary school for at lea ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Rick Scott Reminds People That He's No Scientist When Asked About Manmade Climate Change

    Two weeks after telling reporters he's not a scientist, Rick Scott reminded reporters on Tuesday that... he's no scientist! Scott had made a stop in Miami on Tuesday when he was asked about the impact of manmade climate change. "I'm not a scientist," he said, per the Miami Herald. He then tried t ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Rick Scott's Ads Are Getting Weird

    Over the years, we have come to expect weirdness from Rick Scott, just as we expect an egg from a chicken. And, just like the chicken, Scott always delivers, pulling things out of his ass that make us scratch our heads. But even we are a little confused by some of Scott's most recent ads. It seems ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Rick Scott Says "I'm Not a Scientist" as He Continues to Ignore Climate Change Issue

    Back in 2012, Marco Rubio invoked his right to tell people he wasn't a scientist when he was asked something that has a clear answer based on scientific evidence. Now Gov. Rick Scott is also invoking that right, for the seemingly same reasons. On Tuesday, the governor was asked if he, like many in ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Rick Scott Approves Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies

    Floridians who go out and purchase hurricane supplies can expect not to pay any sales tax, thanks to Rick Scott signing the hurricane tax-holiday bill, HB 5601, on Monday. The tax holiday means that things like batteries, generators, radios, tarps, and first-aid kits will be sales-tax-free during h ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Rick Scott in Greenacres Today; Protest Planned

    Rick Scott officially kicked off his tour of Florida car dealerships reelection campaign yesterday at a Volkswagen dealership in Jacksonville. He and some Republican supporters chanted his campaign slogan, "Let's keep working!" Today at noon, when Scott comes to an AutoNation dealership in Greenacr ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Obamacare Shaping the Rick Scott, Charlie Crist Narrative in Florida

    The latest numbers say that about 980,000 Floridians have signed up for private insurance through Obamacare. That's up from 440,000 in February and March. And, as the AP correctly predicted weeks ago, the state is well on its way to blowing out its original projections. For his part, Charlie Crist ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Activists Hold a "Die-In" Outside of Palm Beach Post Offices

    "If the press won't come to us, we will go to them." Thus spake progressive activists who held a "die-in" yesterday outside of the Palm Beach Post to bring attention to the fact that the state legislature is likely to end this year's legislative session without expanding Medicaid, thus leaving tho ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Broward College to Host First Debate Between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

    It appears the stage is set for Gov. Rick Scott and challenger and former Gov. Charlie Crist to go mano-y-mano in an all-world, no-holds-barred, smack down, cage match extravaganza. Or, as most people would call it, a debate. Leadership Florida, non-profit political group, announced on Tuesday tha ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Rick Scott's Drug Test for Welfare Recipients Appeal Shot Down by U.S. Supreme Court

    It looks like Gov. Rick Scott's crusade to randomly drug-test Florida's welfare recipients has finally come to an end after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a review of a lower court ruling that the policy was unconstitutional. Scott's quest to have welfare recipients urinate into a ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Rick Scott's Drug Test for State Workers Appeal Shot Down by U.S. Supreme Court

    It looks like Gov. Rick Scott's crusade to randomly drug-test Florida's state workers has finally come to an end after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a review of a lower court ruling that the policy was unconstitutional. Scott's quest to have state workers urinate into a cup for a ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Six Ways Rick Scott Has Screwed Florida

    Earlier this week, Rick Scott was called out on a couple of misleading campaign ads which claim that 300,000 Floridians have lost their insurance due to Obamacare. But Florida Blue, the insurance company at the center of one of the ads, says that this is not true. Scott, however, is standing by t ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Florida Is Becoming an Unlikely Obamacare Success Story

    Despite Florida Republicans pretty much doing everything within their power to derail Obamacare, more than 440,000 Florida residents have already enrolled Affordable Care Act through the federal marketplace website. According to a report by the AP, the state is expected to blow projections out of ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Next Season of American Horror Story Will Be Set in Jupiter, Florida!

    Well, it took long enough, but television's beloved and terrifying anthology, American Horror Story, is finally heading to the place that invented the very idea of American horror: Florida.

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    March 17, 2014

    Anti-Immigration Group: Don't Let Illegal Immigrants Pay In-State College Tuition Rates

    A group calling itself Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (or, FLIMEN) is putting on the full-court press to get legislators to derail HB 851, a bill that would allow all students who have studied in Florida for three consecutive years the opportunity to pay in-state tuition at a state college o ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Rick Scott Boasts Job Growth in Ft. Lauderdale Over the Year, But is This Good News?

    Gov. Rick Scott is so fired up about the job growth in the Fort Lauderdale area. How fired up? Fired up enough to send out a press release touting the area's employment uppage.t. The area has seen a gain of 24,100 jobs in the past year, Scott's office says. "[It's] the fourth highest number of jo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Rick Scott Expected to Make "Major Jobs Announcement" at Universal Orlando

    Gov. Rick Scott is in Orlando on Friday making what his office is calling a "major jobs" announcement. What that announcement is remains a mystery wrapped in a serpenty grin. What is certain is that the governor is going to be unveiling the new tourism-traffic figures, which are expected to be big ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Rick Scott Down 8 Points to Charlie Crist in Latest Poll

    Rick Scott continues to be unliked by many amounts of people, despite the fact that he's changed his mind about things like Medicaid expansion and despite declaring his love for Florida panthers, and his efforts to put money in people's pockets with the magical elixir known as "tax-cuts." And while ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Rick Scott Proposes $74 Billion Budget That Would Go to Tax Breaks

    On Monday, in a sort of unofficial re-election kick-off, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his budget plans for the year, only to be drowned out by the news that medical marijuana would be allowed on the ballot in November. Scott proposed a $74.19 billion budget proposal, which includes things like tax-brea ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Rick Scott To Ask For More Money For Public Schools

    Gov. Rick Scott is expected to ask for more money for schools on Monday. His aides are calling his morning presser "an historic announcement," though he did this last year, and is expected to ask for less this time around. Scott will be hitting up S.D. Spady Elementary School in Delray, where he's ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Rick Scott Says He'll Vote Against Medical Marijuana

    In what is pretty much the least shocking news item you'll read all day, Gov. Rick Scott says he'll vote against the legalization of medical marijuana should it make it to the 2014 ballot. And while 80 percent of Floridians are for the legalization of medical marijuana, and Scott's popularity is sl ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Carlos Lopez-Cantera is the New Lt. Governor, Rick Scott Announces

    It took almost a year, but Rick Scott has finally named himself a new Lt. Governor. And it's Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Scott announced his decision Tuesday morning. The Madrid, Spain-born Lopez-Cantera becomes Florida's first Hispanic lieutenant governor, taking over for ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    BCS Prediction: Rick Scott Says FSU Will Beat Auburn

    While Rick Scott has been taking his sweet-ass time in choosing a lieutenant governor, he sure has been quick to get all up about tonight's BCS Championship game between the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers. Scott has managed to make the requisite arbitrary bet between government officials ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Rick Scott's Internal Polls Have Him Losing to Everybody

    Rick Scott's pollster, Tony Fabrizio, has some bad news for Rick Scott. According to the poll, either Charlie Crist or Bill Nelson would beat Scott in a mano-to-mano general election hoedown. The poll also shows that ex-GOPer/ex-Independent/Brand New Democrat Crist is suddenly a lot more governor ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Takes on Rick Scott's Makeover in Sun-Sentinel Op Ed

    We've been writing and writing about Rick Scott's sudden drive to look like he's getting things done lately, thanks to the fact that his first term is soon coming to an end and he wants to stick around for another four years. And now Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee Chair ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Rick Scott Wants To Cut Driver License And Registration Fees

    Gov. Rick Scott is hungry for more souls to eat four more years, so he's announced that he wants to cut $401 million in driver license and registration fees. In an appearance in Tampa, Scott whipped out a proposal that will apparently cut auto registration fees that would save motorists at least ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Rick Scott Makes Reelection Bid Official

    It's no secret Rick Scott was all ready to get to work on our faces for another four years, but now it's officially official. On Tuesday, Scott filed all his "I Wanna Be Govner of Florida Again" paperwork to the state Division of Elections, making his bid for reelection a thing now. Scott's Let's ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Ignores Rick Scott's Directive

    Last week, Gov. Rick Scott dropped the news that all-new totally unnecessary restrictions on how and where voters can return absentee ballots would be underway soon, further moving his voter suppression crusade along. Aside from messing with a process that didn't need messing with, Scott and Secret ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Five Animals That Look Like Rick Scott

    Physically, Gov. Rick Scott has been compared to many things: Lord Voldemort, a ladle full of Greek yogurt, a calcium-deficient fingernail. And, sure, the dude looks like something that would pop out of a hole and bite you. But I'm not here to pick the low-hanging fruit. I'm not going to sit here ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Rick Scott's Voter Suppression Now Targeting Absentee Ballots

    Man, Rick Scott loves to screw with voters. It's like a hobby of his (aside from screwing the poor and screwing the environment and screwing the state, in general). First he shortened early voting days, then tried to go after minority voters via an arbitrary and contrived "voter fraud" crusade. An ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Rick Scott Wants to Keep Cutting Taxes, but State Agencies Are Suffering for It

    Gov. Rick Scott is all about cutting taxes, eliminating taxes, no more taxes, taxes are evil and vile and need to be utterly obliterated and eradicated like an unstoppable rebel force. That's pretty much been his m.o. as far as anyone can remember, and it's going to be his go-to when he officially h ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Watch Rick Scott Get Booed By Soccer Fans

    Gov. Rick Scott is struggling. And the struggle is real. He's not very popular, and he's not well-liked. Things are so bleak that the guy who quit being governor of Florida so he can run for the Senate, and lost, and then changed parties twice, is beating him with the proverbial sock full of penni ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Charlie Crist's Environmental Record Means Florida Going Green Again, Maybe

    With all the flip-floppy talk that is sure to come at Charlie Crist in the coming year from Rick Scott and the GOP, there's one area where they might not be able to touch. The environment. Even before he changed parties and began changing his views from right things to left things, Crist had a pre ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Jeb Bush Endorses Rick Scott for Re-Election

    In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush has officially taken a side in the upcoming gubernatorial race and endorsed Rick Scott. It's the least shocking news you'll read today, as Bush is, number one, a Republican and, number two, not a big fan of Charlie Crist ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Rick Scott Has Used $80,000 in Taxpayer Money to Fix Up Governor's Mansion

    Oh that Rick Scott. Champion of the GOPers and conservative government ideals. He's all about small government, you see. Cutting back on frivolous spending and slashing government so that corporations can get tax breaks and the middle class gets screwed more jobs can be magically created. Scott is ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Rick Scott Is Not Happy About the End of the Government Shutdown

    Both parties finally agreed that it's enough already with the government shutdown and passed a short-term budget deal Wednesday to curb all the stupid. But, never one to disappoint in his ridiculousness, our very own governor, Rick Scott, is none too pleased with this. Because of Tea Party reasons ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Rick Scott Pushes for Teacher Pay Raises in a Letter to Superintendents

    Most school districts in Florida have yet to finalize collective bargaining agreements with teacher unions to get teachers pay raises. So Gov. Rick Scott, in an effort to get people to really like him again so he can get reelected get things moving quicker, has sent out a letter to 67 school super ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Rick Scott Has Raised $18.5 Million for Reelection Campaign

    Just because you hate Rick Scott, that doesn't automatically mean he won't win reelection next year. (And we can, at this point, agree, that most of you hate him.) Let's break down how and why: 1. This is Florida. 2. He Has Really, Really, Ridiculously Filthy-Rich Friends. 3. But, mostly, He Has ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Important Meeting on Common Core Standards -- One of Just Three in the State -- Is Wednesday in Davie

    Forty-five states, including Florida, were all ready to implement the Common Core standards in public schools until a few factions got all riled up about it this year. Gov. Rick Scott abruptly abandoned the plan, and chaos erupted in the education system. Common Core standards have been in develop ... More >>

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