Top News
Home >> Tag Archives: Rick Scott (page 2)

Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Governor Scott announces crackdown on drugs in Florida

Governor Scott announces crackdown on drugs in Florida, including perscription drug oxycodone. MARCH 28, 2011 GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT announces comprehensive statewide response to criminal drug trafficking in Florida Launches Statewide Drug Strike Force to assist local law enforcement agencies Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced a statewide law enforcement response for an immediate impact to the criminal distribution ...

Read More »

Winning the Future in Florida: Scott signs Students Success Act.

Governor Scott signs Student Success Act Jacksonville, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 736, the Student Success Act, into law at the charter school, KIPP Impact Middle School in Jacksonville . The historic bill puts in place part of the Governor’s 7-7-7 Plan by requiring merit pay for Florida’s public educators based on student achievement. “I am ...

Read More »

Florida Moves towards Drug-Testing for Anyone Getting Tax Dollars

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT COMMENDS LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON DRUG TESTING, ANNOUNCES NEW STAFF DRUG TESTING POLICY   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott applauded the work of legislative leaders to create mandatory drug testing for adults seeking assistance from Florida ’s taxpayers.   “I want to commend Senators Steve Oelrich and Paula Dockery, and Representatives Jimmie Smith and Chris Dorworth, ...

Read More »

Scott names new Director of Personell

Governor Scott Names Elaine Jordan as Director of Personnel and Appointments   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today named Elaine Jordan as Director of Personnel and Appointments for the Executive Office of the Governor. Jordan will oversee the Appointments Office and the recruiting and hiring of personnel for the EOG and agencies of the Governor. This is a newly-created ...

Read More »

FL Gov Scott Opens New Website: REAL Transparency in Gov’t.

      Breaking Florida news :       Governor Scott LAUNCHES WEBSITE AND      Opens State Salary Database to the Public   www.FloridaHasARightToKnow.com   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today launched a new website that will serve the public by providing access to frequently requested public records and other information, including a state employee salary database. The new website is located at ...

Read More »

Florida Governor Scott Appoints New Judge

Governor Scott Appoints A. James Craner II to the Orange County Court   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Alfred James Craner II of Orlando to the Orange County Court.     “With more than 22 years of legal experience, James has developed a disciplined and systematic approach to evaluating and resolving a high volume ...

Read More »

Florida News Reports 3/17/2011

There is a lot happening on the Florida political scene this week, so I decided to draw up a summary news recap to keep our Florida readers informed today. First off, it appears Governor Rick Scott’s new policies are starting to gain definition and traction in the Florida State legislature. On Weds. March 16th, Governor Scott thanked Florida legislators for passing Senate bill ...

Read More »

Florida Moves to Stop *Creeping Sharia Law*

Florida State Senator Alan Hays and Rep. Larry Metz recently announced legislation that will protect all Floridians’ Constitutional rights against the infiltration or injection of any foreign laws or legal doctrines from other countries. While there are already many visible examples of this happening in America today, some choose to deny this reality, and the need to prevent the laws of ...

Read More »

Florida Chamber Hires Security, Assigns Threat levels

         Not wanting to have protesters turn the Florida Chamber of Commerce into a war zone like in Wisconsin, the Chamber went proactive today, and hired extra security and assigned color coded threat levels to ensure the security of workers entering and leaving the building during the Florida legislative sessions.       Chamber President Mark Wilson ordered the extra security measures ...

Read More »

FLORIDA NEWS FLASH!

  The Supreme court of Florida has ruled today, that Governor Rick Scott is within his authority to deny the federal funds for the high speed rail project from Tampa to Orlando!  The rule of law and the Florida Constitution give our Governor the right to protect the taxpayers from special interest boondoggles exactly like this scheme!    Thank you Governor ...

Read More »

Florida Politics: The Week in Review

This past week Governor Rick Scott reviewed a proposal once again to go ahead with the Tampa to Orlando High Speed Rail Plan, and once again he turned it down. There are some troubling aspects coming to light here in this situation that demands Floridans get involved and start asking questions. First of all, just what was in this latest ...

Read More »

Florida Politics: A Storm is Brewing

      I would like to start out my, “This Week in Florida Politics” article here, by saying thank you to my State Representative Rachel Bergen. (fl-56) I had written to every politician in the State of Florida expressing my concerns stemming from the attempt to illegally bypass Governor Scott’s decision to put the breaks on the High Speed Rail plan from Tampa ...

Read More »

Nelson Wins Tyrant of the Week Award

    Senator Bill Nelson (D) of Florida was recognized as  The Tyrant of the Week  yesterday, by weighing in on Governor Scott’s putting the brakes on the high speed rail scheme with the following tyrannical statement:    ” We are exploring with the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, how we could keep this project going forward since the state of Florida will ...

Read More »

Florida’s Rick Scott Pulls The Plug On High Speed Rail.

Florida’s new Governor, Rick Scott turned down the Feds offer of  $432 million of Obama’s “winning the future” stimulus funds this week, as announced during the unveiling of his state budget proposal. Governor referred to the project as a recipe for disaster, while facing down the Obama administration as being “addicted to spending.” Florida has followed Wisconsin and Ohio Republican ...

Read More »