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Gov. Rick Scott

Protesters rally in Chicago on July 20, 2013 to express anger over George Zimmerman verdict. (credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Ends 31-Day Long Protest At Florida Capitol Over Zimmerman Verdict

A small but determined group upset by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s killing ended a 31-day long protest Thursday at the Florida Capitol.


File photo of Florida Governor Rick Scott.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Says State Will Sue Georgia Over Water

Gov. Rick Scott, saying it’s time to fight for the economic future of the Apalachicola Bay region, announced Tuesday that Florida will file a lawsuit against Georgia over its consumption of freshwater in a river system that serves three Southeastern states.

CBS Tampa–08/13/2013

Demonstrators attend a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop on July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Standoff Between Zimmerman Protesters, Florida Gov Not Ending Anytime Soon

A standoff between protesters and Gov. Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.


Demonstrators march in the streets against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.  (credit: Paul Warner/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Meets With Protesters At State Capitol

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.


File photo of Gov. Rick Scott.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Says No To Demands But Protest Remains

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.


File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bills Signed To Speed Fla. Foreclosures, Evictions

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.


File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaking to the media.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Scott Signs Ban On Texting While Driving

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.

CBS Tampa–05/28/2013

File photo of the Florida Everglades. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Bill To Pay For Everglades Restoration

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.


File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Vetoes Nearly $400 Million From Budget

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.

CBS Tampa–05/20/2013

File photo of Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Rejects Amazon Deal

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rejecting a proposed deal to bring major Internet retailer to the state.