Gov. Rick Scott
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.
Gov. Rick Scott kicked off a series of visits to Florida public schools Monday to promote the approved budget that includes teacher pay raises as part of a big boost in education spending, a perennially popular issue with voters who will decide in 2014 whether the Republican merits a second term.
Florida lawmakers have passed a statewide ban on texting while driving.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida.
Florida lawmakers approved a bill last Thursday ending permanent alimony even while Florida Bar lobbyists have been trying to persuade Gov. Rick Scott to veto it.
Changes under Republican Gov. Rick Scott are making it more difficult for Florida’s former felons to get their voting rights restored, which critics say has suppressed the minority vote and hurt Democratic candidates.
Gov. Rick Scott slammed a Florida House proposal Thursday that would pass up billions of federal dollars to provide health care coverage to 115,000 uninsured Floridians in a watered down alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.
Internet cafes across Florida could soon be forced to close their doors as state lawmakers continue to move swiftly to outlaw the storefront operations.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once a Republican, gave one of his first speeches as a Democrat Friday night.
A Senate committee has essentially killed Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 1 million of Florida’s poorest residents.