Rick Scott http://wlrn.org en How Governor Scott Could De-Liberalize State Supreme Court On His Last Day http://wlrn.org/post/how-governor-scott-could-de-liberalize-state-supreme-court-his-last-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the day his successor takes power, a defeated or departing Florida governor would be allowed to appoint replacements for state Supreme Court justices whose terms expire on the same day.&nbsp; That's in a controversial bill the state Senate passed on Thursday. And that governor could be Rick Scott four years from now, when the court's liberal majority face mandatory retirement all at once.</span></p><p>Click to hear Rick Stone's radio story.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:29:08 +0000 Rick Stone 30269 at http://wlrn.org How Governor Scott Could De-Liberalize State Supreme Court On His Last Day Florida Gubernatorial Candidates Take Digs At Competitors http://wlrn.org/post/florida-gubernatorial-candidates-take-digs-competitors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gloves are off in the race for Florida governor. The three top candidates for the office met with reporters in Tallahassee Wednesday, and all took verbal shots at their competitors.</span></p><p>Gov. Rick Scott was the first speaker at the annual meeting hosted by the Associated Press. He announced <a href="http://www.flgov.com/2014/01/29/governor-rick-scott-unveils-2014-2015-its-your-money-tax-cut-budget/" target="_blank">his fourth budget recommendation as governor</a>. It’ll be his last unless he is re-elected.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:57:02 +0000 Gina Jordan 27218 at http://wlrn.org Florida Gubernatorial Candidates Take Digs At Competitors Gov. Scott Takes Left Turn As Approval Ratings Flounder http://wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-takes-left-turn-approval-ratings-flounder <p></p><p>Gov. Rick Scott seems to be trying to appeal to a broader base. He’s done some things lately that suggest he’s willing to turn left a little bit.</p><p>Scott thrilled Democrats and irked his fellow Republicans when he suddenly <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/reversal-gov-rick-scott-agrees-medicaid-expansion-florida" target="_blank">changed his position on the Medicaid expansion</a> in Florida.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 11202 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Scott Takes Left Turn As Approval Ratings Flounder Rick Scott Finds Little Cheer In New Survey http://wlrn.org/post/rick-scott-finds-little-cheer-new-survey <p></p><p>Gov. Rick Scott would be in serious trouble if an election were to take place today.</p><p>According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, his approval ratings remain in the cellar and 52 percent of Florida voters think he does not deserve a second term.</p><p>Republicans are the big asterisk in the survey of 1,261 voters taken last week. Sixty-three percent of GOP voters approve of the governor's performance and 55 say he deserves another term although 53 percent are hoping another Republican candidate replaces him in the 2014 election.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:15:37 +0000 Rick Stone 6593 at http://wlrn.org Rick Scott Finds Little Cheer In New Survey Why Rick Scott's $10k Challenge For Colleges Might Be A Gamble http://wlrn.org/post/why-rick-scotts-10k-challenge-colleges-might-be-gamble <p>Gov. Rick Scott issued a challenge to colleges all over the state asking them to find a way to offer a bachelor's degree program that costs no more than $10,000 for all four years.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5283 at http://wlrn.org Why Rick Scott's $10k Challenge For Colleges Might Be A Gamble Sex Scandals, Big Spending And Shenanigans Found At Citizens Property Insurance http://wlrn.org/post/sex-scandals-big-spending-and-shenanigans-found-citizens-property-insurance <p>An internal investigation of Citizens Property Insurance in Florida, a government-run home insurer of last resort and the state's largest insurer, found that the company has a sordid history of sex scandals, cover-ups and big spending.&nbsp;</p><p>Recently, Citizens has gotten a lot of scrutiny because it has been consistently hiking up premiums or removing coverage from large numbers of people in the state.</p><p>However, a recent investigation found that the problems with the 10 year-old not-for-profit insurer starts with the people running the show over there in Tallahassee.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:03:42 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5110 at http://wlrn.org Sex Scandals, Big Spending And Shenanigans Found At Citizens Property Insurance Rick Scott Says He's Going To Work With Feds On Health Care http://wlrn.org/post/rick-scott-says-hes-going-work-feds-health-care <p>Gov. Rick Scott-- the man who spent his own money traveling the country in an effort to stop health care reform-- has announced he is actually going to work with the federal government to implement the health care reform law in Florida.</p><p>Since the 2010 health care law was passed, Florida officials and Scott have dragged their feet in implementing the health care law here. They have even turned away millions of dollars allocated through the law that would go to programs that help low-income women and children.</p><p>However, things have since changed.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:32:26 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4660 at http://wlrn.org Rick Scott Says He's Going To Work With Feds On Health Care Florida Officials May Be Getting Serious About Health Care Reform Law http://wlrn.org/post/florida-officials-may-be-getting-serious-about-health-care-reform-law <p></p><p>Last week, Floridians voted down Amendment 1 -- an amendment that basically added anti-health care reform language into our state Constitution. Specifically, the amendment would have made it illegal to implement the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act in Florida.</p><p>However, many experts said that even if it did pass, Florida's Amendment 1 simply could not overrule a federal law, which was also upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4526 at http://wlrn.org Florida Officials May Be Getting Serious About Health Care Reform Law Rarely-Seen Rick Scott Seizes Last Chance To Rally With Mitt Romney In Orlando http://wlrn.org/post/rarely-seen-rick-scott-seizes-last-chance-rally-mitt-romney-orlando <p></p><p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.15in; line-height: 18pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Helvetica;color:#171717">Republican Gov. Rick Scott has been an invisible man on the campaign trail since the middle of August. But, on Monday, he reappeared at an <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Orlando</st1:city></st1:place> airport rally for Mitt Romney.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:20:14 +0000 Rick Stone 4123 at http://wlrn.org Rarely-Seen Rick Scott Seizes Last Chance To Rally With Mitt Romney In Orlando