Rick Scott

Latest articles

2h
ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Governor's executive order requires harassment training for state employeesGovernor Rick Scott is calling on state employees and their supervisors to unde
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 hours ago
Governor Rick Scott is calling on state employees and their supervisors to undergo sexual harassment training. This request comes after the state paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle harassment claims in the past few years. The... Read more
2h
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Jury finds suspended Lehigh fire commissioner guiltyhas also pleaded not guilty in the recent case. He has a pretrial conference s
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 2 hours ago
has also pleaded not guilty in the recent case. He has a pretrial conference set for Dec. 19. On July 26, Gov. Rick Scott suspended Anderson from his seat on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District's board. Anderson had won... Read more
5 related articles
2h
The Palm Beach Post
Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointmentsit is too soon to rule on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dism
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 hours ago
it is too soon to rule on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a high-profile case about whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor has the power to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms end as Scott’s tenure comes... Read more
2h
Sun-Sentinel
Florida's university leaders support dropping grad student taxand impact it would have on higher education.” Thrasher and University of Flor
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 hours ago
and impact it would have on higher education.” Thrasher and University of Florida President Kent Fuchs, who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, said the proposal to tax graduate tuition waivers was a top concern with the federal... Read more
2h
The Florida Times-Union
Friday Editorial: Florida’s Department of Corrections makes another costly blunderto deal with them. No wonder our recidivism rates are so high. This is not a
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 hours ago
to deal with them. No wonder our recidivism rates are so high. This is not a game of kick the can down the road. Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Legislature and Corrections Secretary Julie Jones have been playing that game for years. It’s time... Read more
4h
Lehigh Acres Citizen
UPDATE: Jury finds Lehigh fire commissioner guiltyhas also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial confere
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 4 hours ago
has also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial conference set for Dec. 19. On July 26, Gov. Rick Scott suspended Anderson from his seat on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District's board. Anderson had won... Read more
5 related articles
4h
NBC 2 Fort Myers
Governor's executive order requires harassment training for state employeesGovernor Rick Scott is calling on state employees and their supervisors to unde
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 hours ago
Governor Rick Scott is calling on state employees and their supervisors to undergo sexual harassment training. This request comes after the state paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle harassment claims in the past few years. The... Read more
5h
Lehigh Acres Citizen
UPDATE: Jury in deliberations in felony casehas also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial confere
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 5 hours ago
has also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial conference set for Dec. 19. On July 26, Gov. Rick Scott suspended Anderson from his seat on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District's board. Anderson had won... Read more
5 related articles
7h
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Judge denies defense's motion for acquittalhas also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial confere
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 7 hours ago
has also pleaded not guilty in the most recent case. He has a pretrial conference set for Dec. 19. On July 26, Gov. Rick Scott suspended Anderson from his seat on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District's board. Anderson had won... Read more
7h
Sun-Sentinel
Power Lunch: Just one Irma-related price-gouging complaint settledwhich, given the circumstances, was a dicey proposition. So, now that he's gone
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 hours ago
which, given the circumstances, was a dicey proposition. So, now that he's gone, what does the man who appointed him, Gov. Rick Scott, have to say about it? The Associated Press's Gary Fineout reports that the answer is, well, very little. Ante... Read more
9h
Orlando Sentinel
Florida Supreme Court dismisses judicial appointments caseTALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday it is too soon to deci
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 9 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday it is too soon to decide whether Gov. Rick Scott will be able to reshape the court his last moment in office. In a 6-1 decision, the court ruled a case brought by the League of Women Voters... Read more
9h
Sun-Sentinel
Supreme Court dismisses case about appointing justicesSaying the issue is not “ripe,” the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 hours ago
Saying the issue is not “ripe,” the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit about whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor should be able to appoint three new justices in January 2019. Scott contends that he has the authority to... Read more
9h
The Tampa Tribune
Florida Supreme Court tosses petition to block appointmentsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) � The Florida Supreme Court is tossing out a petition ai
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 9 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) � The Florida Supreme Court is tossing out a petition aiming to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three state Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office. The court announced its decision Thursday, saying... Read more
10h
Daily Press
3 men charged in shark dragging after video went viralsend a clear message to others that this kind of behavior involving our fish an
Daily Press / Posted 10 hours ago
send a clear message to others that this kind of behavior involving our fish and wildlife will not be tolerated.” Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement applauding the charges. “I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Athens Banner-Herald
Hermine is 1st hurricane to hit Florida coast in a decadehomeless man in Marion County, south of Gainesville, was killed when he was hit
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted yesterday
homeless man in Marion County, south of Gainesville, was killed when he was hit by a tree as the storm moved through, Gov. Rick Scott said at a news conference. At Florida's Dekle Beach, just south of the state's Big Bend where the peninsula meets... Read more
1d
Bangor Daily News
Men who posted abuse of shark online could go to prisonS-?” The video was so appalling that a quarter-million people signed a petitio
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
S-?” The video was so appalling that a quarter-million people signed a petition demanding the men be imprisoned, and Gov. Rick Scott wrote that “the brutality and disrespect shown to this animal is sickening.” And yet degrading ocean wildlife on... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Brainerd Dispatch
Three men who laughed as they dragged a shark behind a motorboat...S-?" The video was so appalling that a quarter-million people signed a petitio
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted yesterday
S-?" The video was so appalling that a quarter-million people signed a petition demanding the men be imprisoned, and Gov. Rick Scott wrote that "the brutality and disrespect shown to this animal is sickening." And yet degrading ocean wildlife on... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Orlando Sentinel
Cabinet OKs land buy for bike trail across Central FloridaTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed to spend $1.08 milli
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed to spend $1.08 million Wednesday for land that will help link to a bicycle and pedestrian trail planned to stretch across Central Florida, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of... Read more
1d
Sun-Sentinel
Power Lunch: The adventures of Alabama Jonesinvestigative process to finish before anyone starts calling for Latvala's head
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
investigative process to finish before anyone starts calling for Latvala's head. Scott steps in: This morning, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order revamping sexual harassment policies in state agencies. You can read the order here. The... Read more
1d
Crestview News Bulletin
3 charged in connection to shark dragging videoalmost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
almost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When the incident happened last July, Gov. Rick Scott called the incident “disturbing” and “sickening.” Florida House Rep. Alex Miller, a Sarasota Republican, has said... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
3 charged in connection to shark dragging videoalmost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted yesterday
almost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When the incident happened last July, Gov. Rick Scott called the incident “disturbing” and “sickening.” Florida House Rep. Alex Miller, a Sarasota Republican, has said... Read more
77 related articles
1d
The Clarion-Ledger
'Sickening' Florida shark dragging video leads to charges for three menWarren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty."
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
Warren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty." The case even drew the ire of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who applauded officers in finding the suspects. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Daily Record
'Sickening' Florida shark dragging video leads to charges for three menWarren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty."
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
Warren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty." The case even drew the ire of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who applauded officers in finding the suspects. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Daily Journal
'Sickening' Florida shark dragging video leads to charges for three menWarren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty."
Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
Warren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty." The case even drew the ire of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who applauded officers in finding the suspects. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Daily Mirror
Men who 'dragged shark behind speedboat' are charged with animal crueltyattached to the high-speed boat by a rope (Image: marktheshark/Instagram) As n
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
attached to the high-speed boat by a rope (Image: marktheshark/Instagram) As news of the charges emerged, Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement saying: "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly abused earlier this... Read more
77 related articles
1d
Elmira Star-Gazette
'Sickening' Florida shark dragging video leads to charges for three menWarren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty."
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Warren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty." The case even drew the ire of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who applauded officers in finding the suspects. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
York Daily Record
'Sickening' Florida shark dragging video leads to charges for three menWarren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty."
York Daily Record / Posted yesterday
Warren described the incident as "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty." The case even drew the ire of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who applauded officers in finding the suspects. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
1d
ABC News
Florida men who dragged shark behind boat charged with crueltymay be fished. “I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribl
ABC News / Posted yesterday
may be fished. “I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly abused earlier this year,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. “Florida has no tolerance for this mistreatment, and I am proud of the hard work of FWC law... Read more
77 related articles
1d
The St. Augustine Record
State to decide Wednesday whether to purchase conservation easement in southern St. Johns CountyGov. Rick Scott and his cabinet are scheduled to decide today whether to purcha
The St. Augustine Record / Posted yesterday
Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet are scheduled to decide today whether to purchase a conservation easement for hundreds of acres of wetlands in southern St. Johns and nothern Flagler counties. The item is one of many on the agenda for today’s cabinet... Read more
1d
CBS News
Officials charge 3 men in connection to shark dragging video incidentmedia involving shocking disregard for Florida's natural resources." CBS affil
CBS News / Posted yesterday
media involving shocking disregard for Florida's natural resources." CBS affiliate WJAX-TV reports that Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement after the charges were announced: "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being... Read more
77 related articles
1d
International Business Times
Viral video of shark being dragged behind a boat lands three men with animal cruelty charges to holding these men accountable for having engaged in such "senseless and unju
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
to holding these men accountable for having engaged in such "senseless and unjustifiable animal cruelty". Governor Rick Scott also slammed the men for enjoying the torture of an animal. "I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark... Read more
77 related articles
2d
Sun-Sentinel
Three charged in shark-dragging videosend a clear message to others that this kind of behavior involving our fish an
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
send a clear message to others that this kind of behavior involving our fish and wildlife will not be tolerated.” Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement applauding the charges. “I was outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly... Read more
77 related articles
2d
The Tampa Tribune
Shark-dragging video case ends with three arrestsanimal cruelty," said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren in a statement.
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
animal cruelty," said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren in a statement. The arrests brought praise from Gov. Rick Scott, who said he was "outraged by the sickening video of a shark being horribly abused earlier this year." Klepper... Read more
77 related articles
2d
Northwest Florida Daily News
3 charged in connection to shark dragging videoalmost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
almost dead,” one of the men in the boat said, pointing toward the shark. When the incident happened last July, Gov. Rick Scott called the incident “disturbing” and “sickening.” Florida House Rep. Alex Miller, a Sarasota Republican, has said... Read more
77 related articles
2d
The Palm Beach Post
Tax increases would need two-thirds vote of Legislature under proposalsaid his proposal is aimed at future legislatures and governors that may not fo
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
said his proposal is aimed at future legislatures and governors that may not follow “the legacy” of Gov. Rick Scott and current lawmakers, who have repeatedly cut taxes. He recalled a point that Scott made about taxes in his... Read more
2d
The Palm Beach Post
Community college bill is ’ fix looking for a problem’With the unveiling of his final budget proposal, Gov. Rick Scott is aiming to r
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
With the unveiling of his final budget proposal, Gov. Rick Scott is aiming to restore $30 million previously cut from the Florida College System along with adding a $30 million increase. This effort not only highlights his support of higher... Read more
3 related articles
2d
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Governor Scott recognizes Honor Guard UnitSNEADS – Governor Rick Scott visited American Legion Post 241 in Sneads on Dece
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
SNEADS – Governor Rick Scott visited American Legion Post 241 in Sneads on December 11 to recognize the post for all the work they put in as Funeral Honor Guard for Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Gadsden, Liberty and Calhoun counties. The post has... Read more
2d
Sun-Sentinel
Utility regulators to allow FPL to recover $133 million in costs for Turkey Point canal cleanupthey trusted their staff’s recommendation to allow the cost recovery. Commissi
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
they trusted their staff’s recommendation to allow the cost recovery. Commissioner Donald J. Polmann, appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in January, said there had been “tremendous work” on the issue by the staff and commission, including his on three... Read more
2d
The Palm Beach Post
Governor names Curley, Nutt to Palm Beach County circuit judge seatsPalm Beach Post Staff Writer Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced late Monday tha
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced late Monday that he has appointed Gerard Joseph Curley Jr. and James Nutt as circuit judges in the 15th judicial circuit to replace outgoing judges James T. Ferrara and Richard... Read more
3d
WTSP-TV Tampa
Dozens of state troopers return from serving in Puerto Ricodeployed to the U.S. territory in November, conducted security operations and t
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 3 days ago
deployed to the U.S. territory in November, conducted security operations and traffic control in and around San Juan. Gov. Rick Scott shook hands with each trooper as they exited their plane: Dozens of Florida Highway Patrol troopers returned from... Read more
3d
Orlando Sentinel
State Attorney Aramis Ayala fires back at Gov. Scott with letter of her ownThe back-and-forth battle between Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala an
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
The back-and-forth battle between Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala and Gov. Rick Scott continued on Monday when she sent a letter accusing him of not doing what he said he was going to do when it came to reassigning death-penalty... Read more
3d
The Palm Beach Post
FPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto RicoFPL coordinated the delivery of thousands of poles and other equipment to Puert
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
FPL coordinated the delivery of thousands of poles and other equipment to Puerto Rico and accompanied Gov. Rick Scott to the Commonwealth in November. FPL team members will remain on the island to support the restoration as long as... Read more
4d
Sun-Sentinel
Senators push for criminal justice reformmain factors in driving up costs. The state will spend $2.4 billion on the Depa
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
main factors in driving up costs. The state will spend $2.4 billion on the Department of Corrections this year, and Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend an extra $200 million next year, with much of it going to hire more prison guards. “It’s not an... Read more
6d
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Bill filed to resurrect state Office of Drug Controlremain about Office's effectiveness The office was founded by former Gov. Jeb
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 6 days ago
remain about Office's effectiveness The office was founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush, only to be shuttered by Gov. Rick Scott and the legislature's Republican leaders during a round of sweeping budget cuts in 2011. The office, Scott's staff... Read more
6d
The State News
Attorney for Richard Spencer gives University of Michigan ultimatum, threatens federal lawsuitFlorida and was met with massive protests. The university had originally denied
The State News / Posted 6 days ago
Florida and was met with massive protests. The university had originally denied his speaking request in September, but relented to pressure. A state of emergency was declared in the county by Florida Governor Rick Scott, but little violence occur... Read more
6d
Sun-Sentinel
Chickens roosting: Franken, Franks resign; Farenthold investigateda plan on Facebook as well, which would establish a victims' advocacy office.
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
a plan on Facebook as well, which would establish a victims' advocacy office. What's next for Alligator Ron? Gov. Rick Scott unexpectedly replaced local businessman and former alligator wrestler Ron Bergeron on the Florida Fish and... Read more
6d
Orlando Sentinel
Ayala prosecutors to argue they should be able to seek death penalty despite missed deadlineafter taking office, Ayala announced that prosecutors in her office will not se
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
after taking office, Ayala announced that prosecutors in her office will not seek the death penalty against anyone. Gov. Rick Scott removed 29 cases from her office, reassigning them to Ocala prosecutor Brad King. Ayala sued, arguing that the... Read more
6d
Orlando Sentinel
Senators push for criminal justice reformmain factors in driving up costs. The state will spend $2.4 billion on the Depa
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
main factors in driving up costs. The state will spend $2.4 billion on the Department of Corrections this year, and Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend an extra $200 million next year, with much of it going to hire more prison guards. “It’s not an... Read more
6d
Sun-Sentinel
Ron Bergeron didn't get reappointed to job he loved but remains loyal to Rick ScottTime after time, Ron Bergeron has praised Gov. Rick Scott’s leadership. Scott r
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Time after time, Ron Bergeron has praised Gov. Rick Scott’s leadership. Scott recently removed Bergeron from the position that allowed him to pursue his life’s passion, restoring and defending the Everglades. Getting replaced hasn’t produced a... Read more
7d
The Palm Beach Post
Eric Sutton promoted to top spot at Florida wildlife agencyHarrison Rivard Duncan & Buzzett. Spottswood is chief executive officer of Key
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
Harrison Rivard Duncan & Buzzett. Spottswood is chief executive officer of Key West-based Spottswood Companies Inc. Gov. Rick Scott, who appoints the commissioners, named Sonya Rood of St. Augustine to the commission last week to replace Aliese... Read more
More

In this news