#UncleCharlie (aka @charliecristfl): @FLGovScott Is Laser Focused On #Jobs Creation
If you live in Florida, you know that Charlie Crist is thinking about running for Florida Governor again. This time, as a Democrat. On a plateform of …voter suppression? Charlie Crist has signaled for months that voter suppression by Florida Republican leaders in 2012 will be a key line of attack against Rick Scott should Crist run for governor as a Democrat. Of course, he | Read More »
Both @FLGovScott And @AGPamBondi Needs To Be Held Accountable For #ZimmermanTrial Debacle
Governor Rick Scott denies he appointed special prosecutor Angela Corey just to bring charges against Zimmerman. But if that was the case, why did he And Pam Bondi fire Norman Wolfinger and appoint Angela Corey? Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi today worked together to appoint Angela B. Corey (of the 4th Judicial Circuit) as the newly Assigned State Attorney in the investigation | Read More »
Who Here Regrets Endorsing Rick Scott?
NOT ME, I DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM!!! [N]o one has yet been able to answer WHY we should choose Rick Scott over Bill McCollum. Just because Rick Scott has never been in elected office, does not make him more of a good guy over McCollum. I mean, just look at Jesse Ventura’s tenure as Governor of Minnesota. The people hated him when he left office and | Read More »
Florida Redistricting (Part Two)
An important update on Florida’s Redistricting: Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday asked the federal government to sign off on a pair of voter-approved constitutional amendments requiring lawmakers to draw nonpartisan political districts. The move comes three months after Gov. Rick Scott drew partisan criticism – and was quickly sued – for quietly withdrawing the application submitted by former Gov. Charlie Crist.
Gov. Rick Scott Will Sign Teacher Tenure Reform And Merit Pay Law
The law does not so much reform tenure, it just ends tenure: Florida lawmakers gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at replacing teacher tenure with a merit-based system, in the latest clash between a U.S. state government and public employee unions.
Gov. Walker To Obama: Don’t You Have Your Own Problems?
Alternate Headline: The Backbone Tells The Backbreaker To Back-The-Hell-Off Asked if Obama should interject himself in the labor battle that has seen tens of thousands of protesters descend on the Wisconsin state capitol building, Walker replies: “No he shouldn’t, for a couple reasons. One, we’re doing this to balance our budget, and the president of the United States should be focused on the much, much | Read More »
Florida Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gov. Rick Scott
Score one for the good guys: The Florida Supreme Court this morning unanimously rejected a lawsuit by state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, who sought to make Gov. Rick Scott accept $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money for a high-speed rail route through Central Florida. [...]
I Stand Behind My Last SunRail Post…
I know what I wrote on my last SunRail post and I mean it. I was on my way out the door and I didn’t have time to clarify myself. Some people, like those who commented on Practical State, don’t understand that with the death of High Speed Rail, SunRail is as good as dead: It was supposed to be a done deal. The first | Read More »
BREAKING: SUNRAIL IS DEAD!!
YES!! WE DID IT!! SUNRAIL IS DEAD!! TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fla. Gov. Rick Scott scraps Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail plan, rejects $2.8 billion from feds.
Governor Rick Scott’s Job Budget
This will be a YouTube heavy post, as this was meant for those of you who couldn’t make it. Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott choose to unroll his budget in my backyard. It took place during a Tea Party* rally in Eustis, where Rick Scott got a warm welcome (as you will see). I had to go to another meeting about the local school board | Read More »
Gov. Scott’s Choice: Greatness Or Mediocre
Gov. Rick Scott is going to have to make a choice very soon: Does he want to be a Chris Christie or Arnold Schwarzenegger*? In other words, does he want to be known as a great governor or a mediocre governor? This, of course, is not really a choice. Hell, even Barack Obama said he rather be a great one-termer than a mediocre two-termer**.
Gov. Rick Scott Halts ObamaCare And Tackles State Pensions
So sure ObamaCare is going to be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court or repealed, Governor Rick Scott isn’t waiting to pull the plug on it later: Gov. Rick Scott is stopping Florida from making preparations to implement the federal health care law. Scott makes that decision following the ruling from a federal judge in Pensacola that says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Read More »
Gov. Scott Fires Enterprise Florida President
In a late afternoon news dump, Governor Rick Scott thought it was time Enterprise Florida president John Adams needed to go: Gov. Rick Scott has quietly fired Enterprise Florida president John Adams, saying he wants a new leader to help promote his job-creation and economic development agenda.
Florida’s Penny Governor
Round-up on Florida’s Newest Governor:
Governor-Elect Rick Scott Says The Right Things
(Via Florida Pundit) Governor-Elect Rick Scott says the right things, but one has to wonder if he means it:
US DOT Ups Bribe For Florida To $2.39 Billion
Alternate Headline: High Speed Rail Not Dead In Florida, That Pisses Off This Gator Blood pressure building… Florida is penciled in to receive an additional $342.3 million, raising the total it will receive from the federal government to $2.39 billion.
Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get To Work” Jobs Tour
Rick Scott is not just waiting out his time until he becomes Governor. Today he kicks off his “Let’s Get To Work” tour. He will criss-cross the state to meet with business leaders:
Michelle Rhee Coming To Florida? Hell Yeah!
With respect to my good friend Umpire, I think Rick Scott should indeed hire Michelle Rhee.
Gov-Elect Rick Scott: Time To Kill SunRail In Its Crib
Time to kill it. Kill it like Obama wanted to kill failed-aborted babies: Ohio stands to receive $400 million for the program to connect Ohio’s biggest cities by rail, but Governor-elect John Kasich doesn’t want it.