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Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott Is Ruining Florida’s Coasts And Estuaries

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, has lessened his state’s environmental regulations, creating a toxic outbreak that’s threatening his state’s coastal fishing areas.

July 20, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando, Florida, in this June 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida’s Ambassador For Cheap Labor And Mediocrity

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott went to California to steal some jobs. Scott urged California businesses to pack up and move to Florida because the minimum wage in Florida is only $8.05 an hour. That was actually the thrust of his selling point: Why are you paying your workers $10 an hour? Floridians will work dirt cheap!

May 10, 2016
Florida Gov. Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Gov. Scott’s Unwritten Policy On Climate Change — Don’t Talk About It

So it turns out the experts were mistaken. It turns out the impact of climate change on Florida — and much of the coastal United States — is not going to be anywhere near as bad as had been predicted. Apparently, it’s going to be much worse.

March 16, 2016
Susan Wantz of Boca Raton, Florida, sits as she argues with Patricia Lobracco, a supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before Trump's scheduled campaign rally at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

America, Don’t Count On Florida To Stop Donald Trump

Every four years since Bush-Gore, Floridians silently offer a collective prayer that goes something like this: “Please, God, don’t let us be the ones to decide who wins the presidency.”

March 15, 2016
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Endorse This: Florida Man Won’t Condemn Trump’s Muslim-Hatred

This went on and on, until Gov. Rick Scott actually got politely kicked off the show.

March 10, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Florida Gov. Scott Clueless In Lake Crisis

As a devastating deluge of polluted water darkens two coasts of Florida and threatens their tourist economies, Gov. Rick Scott is once again a flaky phantom.

March 8, 2016
Florida Gov. Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Florida Gov. Scott Not Endorsing 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

GOP governor’s decision is despite fact of the candidacy of a senator from his home state, Marco Rubio.

March 3, 2016
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Pure Lunacy To Jail This Man For 20 Years

There are armed robbers, rapists, even killers who will do less prison time than Lee Wollard.

October 6, 2015
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Brazen Theft Of Florida’s Amendment One Bucks

Most embezzlers try to conceal their thefts, but not in Tallahassee, Florida. The looting of Florida’s Amendment One conservation funds took place in broad daylight.

September 29, 2015
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The Groveland Four, Justice Denied For 66 Years… And Counting

In an era of epidemic police misbehavior, some earnestly wonder why African Americans often don’t trust law enforcement. Here is an instructive reminder.

September 28, 2015
Recently re-elected Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Tim Donovan, Florida Fish & Wildlife/Flickr)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Picks The Public’s Pockets

Is Rick Scott the worst governor in the history of Florida?

August 18, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Gov. Scott Signs Law To Require 24-Hour Wait For Abortions

“We are blessed in the state of Florida to have a governor that stands for life,” said GOP Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, who sponsored the bill.

June 11, 2015
Economic Growth Summit in Florida

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Make Their Cases

The first big 2016 Republican presidential event in Florida saw seven potential candidates call for tax reform and less government.

June 2, 2015
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Local Residents Not On Board With Boondoggle Express

Skepticism, anger, and legal challenges stand in the path of the 16 passenger trains that are fancifully scheduled to run daily from Miami to the Orlando airport.

May 26, 2015
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Florida Gov. Scott No Help In Time Of Crisis

Rick Scott isn’t a functioning governor. He is the emptiest of empty suits — no talent for leadership, no muscle for compromise, no sense whatsoever of the big picture.

May 12, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

An Epidemic Of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments

A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.

May 6, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Gov. Scott Hints At Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Should Gov. Rick Scott ultimately oppose Medicaid expansion, it would be a reversal of his previous position.

April 7, 2015
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Beatles Lyrics Inspire Misguided Probe

Welcome to the Bizarro World of Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement dispatched an agent to investigate a blogger who had used Beatles lyrics to poke fun at the governor.

April 7, 2015
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The Republican List Of Things You Cannot Say

From abortion to guns to climate change, the list of topics that Republicans would rather avoid is growing.

March 18, 2015
Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Florida Fish & Wildlife via Flickr)

Rick Scott’s ‘Creative Editing’ Deftly Deletes ‘Climate Change’

Carl Hiaasen shares a satirical message from Governor Scott, who is still not a scientist.

March 17, 2015
Recently re-elected Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Tim Donovan, Florida Fish & Wildlife/Flickr)

Don’t Say ‘Climate Change’ Or ‘Global Warming,’ Florida Officials Were Told

Florida’s government has a new strategy to beat climate change: ignore it.

March 9, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Among Nation’s Toughest States To Have Voting Rights Restored

Are Florida’s harsh voting laws unfair?

February 2, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Hey, America… All Of You, C’mon Down

For low taxes and terrible government services, move to Rick Scott’s Florida.

January 13, 2015
Ruling allows same-sex marriages to begin in Florida

Ruling Allows Same-Sex Marriages To Begin In Florida

Marriage equality has finally come to the Sunshine State.

January 5, 2015
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Court Ends Florida Governor Scott’s Plan On Drug Tests

Governor Scott’s vindictive, wasteful attack on the poor is finally dead.

December 9, 2014