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Florida law banning texting while driving signed by Gov. Rick Scott

Florida law banning texting while driving signed by Gov. Rick Scott ...

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 36 Bills into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: HB 21                         The bill requires the Department of Education to create a uniform, statewide photo identification badge signifying that a noninstructional contractor meets certain background screening and other requirements. CS/SB 56                  The bill updates the protocols of the Department of Health and ...

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SCOTT: EXPAND EARLY VOTING, POLLING SITES, REDUCE BALLOT LENGTH

By DAVID ROYSE  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 17, 2013….Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during the next election in Florida, an effort to reduce long lines experienced this past November – that would be a reversal of course for Republicans. Scott signed a bill two years ago shortly after taking office, that reduced the number ...

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SCOTT CALLS FOR $2,500 TEACHER PAY RAISE

By MICHAEL PELTIER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact news@newsserviceflorida.com. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 23, 2013.....Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to give every full time public school teacher a $2,500 raise, a request that was met with encouragement, caution and a more than a little skepticism by la ...

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DRUG TESTING LAW HEADS TO APPEALS COURT

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 26, 2012.........A federal appeals court will hear arguments next week in a battle about a 2011 Florida law that would require people to pass drug tests before they can start receiving public-assistance benefits. The state is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a district judge's ruling that blocked the law b ...

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BATTLE TAKES SHAPE ABOUT LOCAL GUN LAW

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA HE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012.........A Leon County circuit judge Wednesday said two South Florida counties can pursue a legal challenge against Gov. Rick Scott about a state crackdown on local gun restrictions, though the House and Senate will be dropped from the case. Palm Beach County commissioners late last year filed a constitutional challenge to ...

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CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY

CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY After asking for a moment of silence to honor the people affected by HurricaneIsaac, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on Tuesday delivered Florida's 50 delegatevotes to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Florida is theSunshine State --- well, most times,'' Carroll said during a roll call ofstates at the Reicanpubl National Convention in Tampa. She also borrowed a pa ...

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Scott: Florida opt out of parts of health care law

Florida will opt out of spending about $2 billion more to expand Medicaid, and won’t build insurance exchanges, another optional part of the federal health care law, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said Sunday. ...

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Rick Scott is all about purging FAMU too

Dean Colson, the Chairman of Florida’s state university system Board of Governors congratulated 8 Florida A& M University Board of Trustees for following his directive. Last week, Colson wrote a terse letter to the BOT demanding that FAMU President Dr. James Ammons be held “accountable.” ...

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