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1 hr ago | ABC News

Court Won't Hear Fla. Employee Drug Testing Rule

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, US Governors

2 hrs ago |

In a nod to changing demographics, Gov. Rick Scott airing early Spanish-language campaign ad

Gov. Rick Scott airs his campaign's first Spanish-language TV commercial, an earlier-than-usual Hispanic outreach effort that reflects Florida’s changing demographics as well as the depth of the Republican’s aggressive $6 million ad blitz.


Related Topix: US Governors, Immigration Reform, US News, Florida, Charlie Crist

5 hrs ago | CBS 47

Gov. Scott to talk tuition and college in Jacksonville on Monday

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 9:30 AM on 4/24, issued at 9:30 AM Brunswick, GA First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL will be in NE Florida for the second time in a week.


Related Topix: US Governors, Fort White, FL, Duval County, FL

Sun Apr 20, 2014

American Reporter

Brasch WordsBANNING the First Amendment

Deep cracks in what seemed to be monolithic momentum of the Republican election machine appeared here Saturday evening when Atlanta businessman Herman Cain swamped the established front-runners in a critical party straw poll that often predicts the Republican presidential nominee - and the next President of the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Herman Cain, US News, 9, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas

St. Petersburg Times

Plan to split FSU-FAMU engineering school stirs political waters

An effort by Florida State University and its well-connected allies to get its own engineering school could be turning into an election-year liability for Gov. Rick Scott.


Related Topix: University, FL, Florida State University, US Governors, Duval County, FL, African-American, Tallahassee, FL


Keys jobless rate rises in March but it's still tied for lowest among all 67 counties in Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday that while the number of people with jobs has increased, the state's unemployment mark rose from 6.2 percent in February to 6.3 percent in March.


Related Topix: Florida, Santa Rosa County, FL, Okaloosa County, FL, Flagler County, FL, Hendry County, FL, US Governors

Tallahassee Democrat

Personnel notes

VanSickle most recently has worked as vice president of communications and marketing at the Florida Medical Association.


Related Topix: Florida, Marketing, US Governors

Tallahassee Democrat

Upcoming issues

The bill , which has passed the House and Senate, has drawn widespread attention because it would allow people to show guns or fire warning shots in self-defense if they feel threatened.


Related Topix: US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Florida, Florida Government

Pensacola News Journal

Viewpoint: Resilient signs of recovery along Gulf

As we mark four years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, memories of that day, the tragic loss of 11 lives, and the difficult time that followed remain vivid for BP and many along the Gulf Coast.


Related Topix: Alabama, Country, US Governors, Florida, Marketing

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida: 49th in mental health - going for 50th?

It's also a costly one. Taxpayers still end up paying for mental-health problems - just not in any sort of meaningful way.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Opinion

Daily Kos

When Florida Democrats Attack

As everyone who reads my posts can attest to, I am not a Charlie Crist supporter.


Related Topix: US News, Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Charlie Crist establishes Broward beachhead, Republicans counterpunch | Video

Hundreds of Broward Democrats included many elected officials and local party leaders turned out Saturday and turned up with major enthusiasm for governor candidate Charlie Crist.


Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Plantation, FL, Weston, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Daily Kos

NICE!! Charlie Crist Drops the Mike On Rick Scott Lackey

Charlie gave a speech at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. He slammed Rick Scott, saying that besides pandering to the fringe and his cronies, Scott is notorious for hiding from the public and the press.


Related Topix: US Governors, Charlie Crist, Florida, Florida Government

Business Journal

Power Grid Engineering wins Governor's Business Ambassador award

The owners of one of Central Florida's largest engineering firms were recognized on April 18 for their job creation efforts.


Related Topix: US Governors, Winter Springs, FL

The Nation

Will the Supreme Court Let Florida Drug Test All Its Government Employees?

It might seem reasonable that Florida's governor Rick Scott wants to ensure all state agencies are drug-free workplaces; after all, why would you want your taxpayer money going to support the habit of some stoned, slothful bureaucrat? But what is the state really asking for when it demands that each public servant pee in a cup? When Governor Scott ... (more)


Related Topix: Drug Testing, US Governors, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Miami Herald

Florida leads nation in new job creation

WorkForce One staffer Rose Capote-Marcus works with a client, Pen Osuji, as he works on job applications at an unemployment office in Hollywood in 2012.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Ed Killer: Gov. Rick Scott wants your vote and mine

The governor wants your vote -- but can he win it with a few house calls? See what Indian River Lagoon columnist Ed Killer has to say.


Related Topix: US Governors

News 4 Jax

Scott's office: Ask employees for records, not us

The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is making a unique legal argument when it comes to handing over public records: Get it from the employees, not us.


Related Topix: US Governors, Florida

Lehigh Acres Gazette

Governor Scott Wishes Floridians a Happy Easter

Governor Scott said, "Ann and I join every family throughout our state celebrating the Easter holiday this weekend.


Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government

The Miami Herald

Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Bill Nelson try to keep U.S. attention on Venezuelan political unrest

Florida's two senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio, joined forces Thursday in Doral to call for stepped-up attention to and potential U.S. sanctions against Venezuela for repressing political protests.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US Governors, Barack Obama