Gov. Rick Scott
A standoff between protesters and Gov. Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.
Protesters who set up camp in the state Capitol building earlier this week finally got to meet with Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday, and they urged him to push for the repeal of Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law and to take steps to combat racial profiling.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott reiterated Wednesday that he has no plans to call a special session to have legislators address the state’s self-defense laws following the George Zimmerman trial.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, ignoring veto pleas from consumer advocates, on Friday signed two measures into law that could affect renters and homeowners across the state. One bill could up speed up the foreclosure process in Florida. The other makes it easier for landlords to evict tenants.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a statewide ban on texting while driving into law Tuesday, making Florida the 41st state to enact a texting-while-driving ban for all drivers.
Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that will keep in place a tax on farmers in the northern Everglades to pay for the long-term restoration of the River of Grass.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had a tough time winning cooperation this past year from the Republican-led Legislature, struck back on Monday by vetoing nearly $400 million from the state’s new budget.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rejecting a proposed deal to bring major Internet retailer Amazon.com to the state.
Florida’s 28 college presidents are earning millions in salaries and benefits, some of which are in apparent violation of state law.
Democrats consider Republican Gov. Rick Scott to be one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors facing re-election next year, which gives them hope they can put one of their own in the governor’s office for the first time since January 1999.