Gov. Rick Scott http://blog.wlrn.org en Sen. Dwight Bullard Calls On Gov. Rick Scott To Investigate Prison Deaths http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sen-dwight-bullard-calls-gov-rick-scott-investigate-prison-deaths <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade County officials are calling on </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott to investigate the death of a mentally ill inmate at Dade Correctional Institute.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darren Rainey was found dead two years ago in a closet-size shower stall. He had been put there and left for two hours in scalding-hot water as punishment.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:40:20 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35925 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sen. Dwight Bullard Calls On Gov. Rick Scott To Investigate Prison Deaths Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scientist-governor-stop-spreading-doubt-about-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/05/rick-scott-wont-say-if-he-thinks-man-made-climate-change-is-real-significant.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"I'm not a scientist"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Gina Jordan 35947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-wants-job-training-teacher-internships-develop-stem-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire.</span></p><p>He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton's Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready.</p><p>“I’ve got kids and even... grandkids – the jobs of the future are going to be science, technology, engineering and math-related," said Scott, a Republican. "So we need to do workforce training in those areas.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:56 +0000 John O'Connor 35921 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers Gov. Rick Scott Signs Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-signs-aaron-cohen-life-protection-act <p>Two years after the hit-and-run accident that killed cyclist Aaron Cohen was killed, the Florida Legislature passed a bill with tougher penalties for drivers who flee the scene.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott signed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act in Key Biscayne on Wednesday, with Cohen’s family in attendance.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:48:56 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35727 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Signs Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act Charlie Crist Announces Running Mate From Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/charlie-crist-announces-running-mate-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stopped at a converted warehouse for Miami entrepreneurs, 12-year-old Andrew Castro handed him a miniature state of Florida produced by a 3-D printer.</span></p><p>“A little Florida! Thank you," Crist said.<br /><br />Crist&nbsp;was at LAB Miami Thursday morning because he thinks another South Floridian can help hand him the whole state this fall -- Annette Taddeo-Goldstein.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:35:32 +0000 John O'Connor 35711 at http://blog.wlrn.org Charlie Crist Announces Running Mate From Miami How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-boca-attorney-expects-charlottes-web-rules-affect-amendment-two-businesses <p>Florida's new <a href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/office-of-compassionate-use/index.html" target="_blank">Office of Compassionate Use</a> has issued proposed rules for the regulation of Charlotte's Web, that buzz-free variety of marijuana the Legislature approved for limited medical use this year.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:27:54 +0000 Rick Stone 35156 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns http://blog.wlrn.org/post/charlie-crist-says-hell-release-nearly-25-years-tax-returns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced he’ll release his tax returns going back nearly 25 years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I would challenge Rick Scott to do the same,” said </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at an event on Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:39:28 +0000 Sammy Mack 34628 at http://blog.wlrn.org Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns Integrity Florida On Financial Disclosures, Blind Trusts, And A Corruption Tax http://blog.wlrn.org/post/integrity-florida-financial-disclosures-blind-trusts-and-corruption-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Division of Elections says </span><a href="http://election.myflorida.com/candidate/canlist.asp" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">18 people have qualified to run for governor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They include Republicans, Democrats, independents, a Libertarian, and write-in candidates.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:27:46 +0000 Gina Jordan 34465 at http://blog.wlrn.org Integrity Florida On Financial Disclosures, Blind Trusts, And A Corruption Tax Frontrunners For Governor Reveal Finances And Seek More Transparency http://blog.wlrn.org/post/frontrunners-governor-reveal-finances-and-seek-more-transparency <p></p><p>Now that Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have released details about their finances, the <a href="http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/canlist.asp" target="_blank">front runners in what is expected to be a very close governor's race</a> are goading each other to be more transparent.</p><p>Governor Rick Scott's net worth is well over $100 million. The businessman and former health care executive does not accept a salary as governor.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:54:10 +0000 Gina Jordan 34411 at http://blog.wlrn.org Frontrunners For Governor Reveal Finances And Seek More Transparency The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-medical-marijuanas-sticky-web <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor signed the Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bill. Some Florida doctors will be able to start writing prescriptions on January 1. But how will the system work?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>And last week Jamaica’s prime minister announced the country will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Other Caribbean governments look poised to follow suit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 34270 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-says-florida-taking-care-immigrants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Rick Scott was in Overtown Thursday to highlight millions in the state budget to help children who were victims of human trafficking.</p><p>This year’s state budget will spend $6 million to hire more advocates to help children during court cases. Another $3 million will pay for safe houses and rehabilitation for child victims of trafficking.</p><p>Scott also used the opportunity to talk about a new law that allows some undocumented immigrants access to in-state college tuition.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:41:24 +0000 John O'Connor 34249 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scotts-stock-oil-company-angers-environmentalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few environmental groups in Florida want </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott out of office due to his involvement in oil stocks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott has a growing stock in an oil company involved in drilling in Collier County, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2011 he invested $135,000 in </span>Schlumberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Limited, one of the biggest oil service companies in the world. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:15:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34066 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-signs-bill-legalizing-charlottes-web <p>A Florida bill legalizing Charlotte's Web,&nbsp;a strain of low-THC marijuana used to treat severe illnesses in children, was approved today by Gov.&nbsp;Rick Scott.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates say Charlotte's Web</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;benefits children who suffer from a number of chronic medical conditions,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">particularly epilepsy.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:31:48 +0000 Selima Hussain 34017 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web Gov. Scott Signs Bill Allowing DREAMers To Qualify For In-State Tuition http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-signs-bill-allowing-dreamers-qualify-state-tuition <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:00:44 +0000 Constanza Gallardo & Elaine Chen 33636 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Signs Bill Allowing DREAMers To Qualify For In-State Tuition May 30, 2014: Scott Vows To Sue VA http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-30-2014-scott-vows-sue-va <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:30:27 +0000 Marva Hinton 33174 at http://blog.wlrn.org