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The November election may seem distant on many voters' calendars but the fundraising began long ago. Already, nearly $10 million in out-of-state money has poured into the war chests of the declared and likely candidates for governor — about 15 percent of the total $64 million raised so far. But that cash ...
Broward County sheriff's deputies took a largely symbolic vote of no confidence against embattled Sheriff Scott Israel, but their leader says he plans to press the issue with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to reconsider the sheriff's position. The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association vote was ...

On MidPoint Monday we hear from one of the young people suing Florida Governor Rick Scott and others in the state government over their inaction on climate change. Monday April 30, 2018 beginning at 12:06 p.m. ET. We'll hear from 18-year-old college freshman and climate activist Delaney Reynolds ...
(CNN) - The Broward County, FL, Sheriff is facing criticism for his handling of the deadly school shooting in Parkland. The Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Association overwhelmingly voted that they have no confidence in Sheriff Scott Israel. The final vote was 534 to 94. Even so, the result is largely just ...
Florida's disenfranchised ex-felons have little hope of casting a ballot in the 2018 election thanks to a last-minute judicial intervention. On Wednesday night, a panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a February ruling holding that Republican Gov. Rick Scott's process for restoring felons' ...
The comment sections of political stories — both on our website and social media — are usually rife with highly partisan attacks. And yet, when we asked readers what they thought of a potential governors' run featuring Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican David Jolly, most of you felt ... well, pretty ...

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Florida Governor Rick Scott, facing the end of his term-limited time in office, has decided to challenge U.S. Senator Bill Nelson for his seat. That means Floridians will go to the polls to pick a new governor in 2018. There are seven relatively unknown candidates for the position, but the ...
Updated 11:19 a.m. ET. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is jumping into the Senate race in Florida, challenging an incumbent Democrat and setting up what could be the most expensive Senate race in the country. Scott touted his jobs record as governor and vowed to bring that model to Washington. He also vowed ...
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — By the time a town hall-style meeting on gun violence ended Tuesday night, the gathering of more than 1,400 people — bursting into repeated standing ovations and a loud chant of “Vote them out! Vote them out!” — had taken on the electric feeling of a political rally being held ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will start sharing voter information to make sure people aren't registered in other states. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (HB 85) on Monday. The measure sponsored by Rep. Ross Spano allows the Department of State to share voter information with other states provided ...
FIU Bridge Payments Suspended By Florida Governor. While the structure was funded mostly through federal grant money, the payments are administered through the state of Florida. By Paul Scicchitano, Patch Staff | Mar 19, 2018 2:19 pm ET | Updated Mar 19, 2018 2:33 pm ET ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is easing some of the restrictions for so-called payday loans. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (SB 920) on Monday that doubles the current limit on the loans from $500 to $1,000 and allows lenders to give 60-to-90 day loans. Consumer advocates have said the new rules ...
Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (HB 41) on Monday. It was heavily favored by Republicans and opposed by Democrats. Florida legislators have set aside money for the pregnancy centers since 2006, but the $4 million had to be renewed each year in the annual budget. Democrats argued that the state ...
On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 30 bills into law. The bills were presented during the 2018 session and will go into effect in the state of Florida on July 1. Here they are: SB 146. Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs – This bill requires certain court costs be ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A memorial recognizing the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery will soon be placed on the Florida Capitol grounds. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (HB 67) on Monday to create the memorial. Sen. Darryl Rouson, a sponsor of the legislation, has said the creation of the memorial will ...
Florida Governor Rick Scott talks to the media at the end of the legislative session at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Sunday March 11, 2018. The ending of the legislative session in Florida is called Sine Die and is signaled with the ceremonial dropping of the handkerchief from the Florida ...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis' campaign and a closely aligned political committee raised more than $2 million in February, as the congressman tries to make up fundraising ground on GOP opponent Adam Putnam. DeSantis raised $471,913 for his campaign account and had about ...

Florida Governor's Court Plan Could Be Hurt by Senate Run. Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to appoint three state Supreme Court justices on his last day in office could be disrupted by another potential move: running for a U.S. Senate seat. March 12, 2018, at 7:14 p.m.. Florida Governor's Court Plan Could Be Hurt by Senate ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivers his State of the State Address in the House chambers on the opening day of the legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Flanked by family members of students who were killed during a mass shooting just over three weeks ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ...
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the National Rifle Association (NRA), signed into law on Friday a bill imposing a 21-year-old legal age requirement and three-day waiting period on all gun purchases and allowing the arming of some school employees. Within hours, the NRA filed a court ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act on Friday. The legislation includes a number of gun restrictions and also permits school personnel who are not full-time teachers to be armed. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption. toggle caption. Mark Wallheiser/AP. Florida Gov.
Rick Scott has received an A+ from the NRA. That may soon change. Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a gun control bill Friday that will allow some school staffers to arm themselves at work. The NRA, naturally, loves this measure, which will create a $67 million program that will train ...
(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill from the legislature that raises the legal age for buying rifles, imposes a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allows the arming of some school employees. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act is ...
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association expressed disappointment regarding the gun-control provisions contained in a bill that was signed into law today in Florida. The new law strips law-abiding adults aged 18-20 of their Second Amendment right to self-protection and imposes unnecessary delays ...
Florida governor signs bill that raises age for buying rifles, bans bump stocks, allows teachers to be armed. Meghan Petty, whose 14-year-old sister, Alaina, was killed in the mass shooting a Florida high school, speaks during a press conference Thursday on Slat Lake City about April being designated a ...
Nearly a month after 17 people were killed in a horrific Florida school shooting, the state's governor, Rick Scott, signed a gun safety bill Friday that raised the minimum age to buy a gun but also allows some teachers to be armed. Surrounded by families affected by the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, Scott ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a school safety bill passed by the Legislature in response to the Valentine's Day mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school. The bill signed Friday falls short of what Scott and the shooting's survivors wanted. It also marks Scott's break with the National Rifle ...
Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Gov. Rick Scott. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 7026 into law Friday, the first gun control legislation enacted in the state ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the media at the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department in Tampa, Fla. on Feb. 28, 2018. (Monica Herndon / AP). Curt Anderson, Brendan Farrington and Gary FineoutAssociated Press. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on ...
During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor's Shine Award, and two were from North Central Florida. Robin Heeke of Columbia County and Brittney McGee of Union County were recognized for their contributions to the field of ...
Florida's Governor Will Sign Bill Expanding Workers' Comp Benefits for First Responders. Like many states, Florida first responders can't get paid time off work if they get PTSD on the job. The Legislature passed a bill to change that after the Parkland school shooting, but those diagnosed previously are out ...
(CNN) A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun, keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill and ban the sale of ...
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida expressed openness on Thursday to imposing additional restrictions on guns in his state in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland. Scott, a Republican leader who has earned glowing reviews from the National Rifle Association, said he'd consider any legislative ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — New polling this week shows Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leads the Republican field of candidates for governor, nine months before the election. “Being number one right now is kind of like being ranked first in the preseason: it feels good but it's not worth a hoot,” ...
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(Mark Wallheise | The Associated Press) Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act in the governor's office at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Friday, March 9, 2018. Scott is flanked by victims' parents Gena Hoyer, left, Ryan Petty, second from left, Andrew ...
Florida governor signs bill that raises age for buying rifles, bans bump stocks, allows teachers to be armed. Meghan Petty, whose 14-year-old sister, Alaina, was killed in the mass shooting a Florida high school, speaks during a press conference Thursday on Slat Lake City about April being designated a ...
Ryan Petty looks away during a press conference to discuss H.C.R. 22, which designates April as a month of kindness for the state of Utah and honors the lives of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City.
Dressed in head-to-toe camouflage, Ron Bergeron emerges from a yellow thicket and gazes at the open pasture. A heavy rainstorm has left behind a field of black mud and wet grass in Big Cypress National Preserve. The sky is gray and the land bare, save for a herd of deer grazing in the brush a mile ...
PARKLAND, Fla. -- Florida's governor said Tuesday that he's determined to make the Parkland school shooting the last the state ever experiences. Gov. Rick Scott met with Miami-Dade County officials to outline a plan to pass a school safety bill before the state's annual legislative session ends next Friday.
Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)more +. 0 Shares. Email. The Latest on the ...
Gov. Rick Scott says his goal is to make sure the school shooting that left 17 dead in Florida earlier this month is the last one the state ever experiences. (Feb. 27). Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress. Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/ ...
Florida candidates for governor and the percentage of voters who have heard of them, from left: Republican Adam Putnam, Democrat Philip Levine, Republican Ron DeSantis, Democrat Gwen Graham, Republican Richard Corcoran, Democrats Andrew Gillum and Chris King. Florida Agriculture ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)—Orlando businessman Chris King may be one of the lesser-known candidates for governor at this early stage in the race, but his resume is definitely one of the most impressive. The 39-year-old grew up in Central Florida, attending Winter Park High School and then Harvard before ...
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) speaks on Feb. 15, 2018, while standing alongside Broward County Superintendent of Schools, Robert W. Runcie, and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who is on the left side, during a news conference about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the state's law-enforcement commissioner Sunday to immediately investigate the response to the deadly school shooting last week in Parkland. Scott's move comes as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was further investigating his officers' handling of the shooting as ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Sunday said he doesn't support President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA ...
As teachers returned Friday to a high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida's governor proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21. Gov. Rick Scott announced the proposal as part of a three-point plan to prevent gun violence. He also called for a trained law enforcement ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release “all details” on why it didn't adequately follow up on a tip received in January regarding alleged Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz. “Last week, our state and nation was shocked to learn of the FBI's ...
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida expressed openness on Thursday to imposing additional restrictions on guns in his state in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland. Scott, a Republican leader who has earned glowing reviews from the National Rifle Association, said he'd consider any legislative ...


 

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