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  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor
    It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.   He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
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  • Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race

    Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest. Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
  • Chan Lowe: Nan Rich

    Chan Lowe: Nan Rich
    Nan Rich is a Democrat’s Democrat. She carries the torch for progressive issues, and she carried it proudly in the Florida Senate even when everyone around her was spraying garden hoses.   Nan is to be admired. She launched her quest for the...
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  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill

    Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill
    The Florida Education Association -- the statewide teachers union -- today urged Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would expand the state's largest school voucher program and create a new, state-funded program for disabled youngsters who are not...
  • Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance

    Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance
    The state budget Gov. Rick Scott signed last week rewards school districts that didn't give out across-the-board teacher raises. The 21 school districts -- including Lake, Orange and Volusia -- get a share of $2.5 million because they divvied up their...
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  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
  • Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus

    Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus
    The National Women’s Political Caucus said Wednesday is it endorsing Nan Rich’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. “Nan Rich knows Florida and has been a tireless advocate for its women. We are proud to endorse her...