Jennifer Carroll http://blog.wlrn.org en Gov. Scott Takes Left Turn As Approval Ratings Flounder http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-takes-left-turn-approval-ratings-flounder <p></p><p>Gov. Rick Scott seems to be trying to appeal to a broader base. He’s done some things lately that suggest he’s willing to turn left a little bit.</p><p>Scott thrilled Democrats and irked his fellow Republicans when he suddenly <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/reversal-gov-rick-scott-agrees-medicaid-expansion-florida" target="_blank">changed his position on the Medicaid expansion</a> in Florida.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 11202 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott Takes Left Turn As Approval Ratings Flounder A New Pope And Allied Veterans: What You Should Know From This Week's News http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-chat-new-pope-and-allied-veterans-what-you-should-know-weeks-news <p></p><p>On the week's The Florida Roundup:</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 10902 at http://blog.wlrn.org A New Pope And Allied Veterans: What You Should Know From This Week's News Internet Cafe Gambling Scandal Overshadow Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll's Resignation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/internet-cafe-gambling-scandal-overshadow-florida-lieutenant-governor-jennifer-carrolls <p></p><p>Jennifer Carroll's days as lieutenant governor and presumed running mate for&nbsp;Gov. Rick Scott's reelection campaign may already have been numbered when she resigned this week because of her connection to an Internet gambling scandal.</p><p>Meanwhile, the investigation of &nbsp;a purported charity called Allied Veterans of the World promises to overshadow the political shakeup in Tallahassee and lead to a big change in Florida's gambling landscape.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 10842 at http://blog.wlrn.org Internet Cafe Gambling Scandal Overshadow Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll's Resignation Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-lieutenant-governor-resigns-after-investigation-non-profit Florida's lieutenant governor abruptly stepped down on Wednesday, two days after Florida law enforcement officials questioned her involvement with a non-profit under investigation.<p><a href="http://jacksonville.com/news/2013-03-13/story/florida-lt-gov-jennifer-carroll-resigns">According to <em>The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union</em></a>, Jennifer Carroll sent a resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott that did not give a motive for her resignation. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:07:00 +0000 editor 10794 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit Nope! Scott Won't Extend Early Voting http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nope-scott-wont-extend-early-voting <p></p><p>Top state Democrats and the League of Women Voters have been pleading with Gov. Rick Scott &nbsp;to extend the early voting to relieve the long lines and multi-hour waits.&nbsp;</p><p>Last night, <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_EARLY_VOTING_FLOL-?SITE=FLTAM&amp;SECTION=STATE&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2012-11-01-22-00-31">the governor&nbsp;said no</a>. &nbsp;"Early voting will end Saturday night," he announced to reporters at a fundraiser in the Alachua&nbsp;County town of Newberry.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:31:10 +0000 Rick Stone 3984 at http://blog.wlrn.org Nope! Scott Won't Extend Early Voting