The 2017 regular session yielded a pretty typical performance by Gov. Rick Scott’s veto pen when it came to House and Senate bills. Scott vetoed 11 of the 241 bills passed in the session, above his seven-year average of 7.9 vetoed bills per regular session. In four of the seven years he has been in… Continue reading Bill analysis, NSF-style
Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, as he crusades to cut taxes from the Affordable Care Act. Scott is to meet “with Congressional leaders to provide input on how to make the Senate’s healthcare bill better… Continue reading Scott in Washington to lobby for health care changes
Florida’s next chief financial officer may not be seating the next table of four. An emotional Jimmy Patronis — a former state lawmaker from Panama City who resigned his post on the Public Service Commission Gov. Rick Scott tapped him for the $128,972-a-year spot as Florida’s banker-in-chief — said Monday his phone has blown up… Continue reading Will Florida’s new CFO put down the seating chart?
There are more pot workers than dental hygienists or bakers, nationwide, according to Marijuana Business Daily, a marijuana-industry publication. Cannabis-related businesses now employ more people than there are dental hygienists and bakers in the United States and will soon surpass the number of telemarketers and pharmacists,” according to the industry mag’s Eli McVey. The marijuana… Continue reading The opposite of buzzkill? More pot workers than dental hygenists
Tallahasseans Jim Brenner (left) and Chuck Jones are among the dozens of plaintiffs around the country highlighted in a Freedom for All Americans blogFreedom for All Americans blog celebrating the second anniversary of the seminal U.S. Supreme Court decision that cemented the ability of gays and lesbians to marry. The ruling came more than a… Continue reading Two-year anniversary for SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage
Gov. Rick Scott tweeted this picture from his meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred yesterday, prompting this response from @TimBoylesPhoto: “he looks happy to be with you as the Pope was to be with @realDonaldTrump #ouch #sad.” Scott’s tete-a-tete with the MLB commish comes as the Miami Marlins scout for new owners and… Continue reading Play ball! Scott meets with MLB commish
It wasn’t that long ago that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was openly bashing Donald Trump. But that was when the two Republicans were competing for the White House. Now that President Trump is comfortably ensconced there, has Rubio changed his views of his onetime foe? Alex Conant, the former Florida House speaker’s former aide and… Continue reading Rubio and Trump — a budding bromance?