Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Gov. Rick Scott - page 3

Gwen Graham vows to help more Floridians receive care after free clinic ‘workday’

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Congresswoman Gwen Graham did one of her campaign “work days” at a Seminole County free clinic Wednesday and came away pledging to “help more Floridians receive care” if elected.

Keep Reading

Medical marijuana grower wants in on challenge to pot law

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A medical marijuana nursery is asking a Tallahassee judge to allow it to step in on a case over the state’s new law governing the drug. Canadian-based DFMMJ Investments, which inked a deal to take over operations of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, filed a “motion to intervene” earlier this week with Circuit Judge Karen Gievers. Sarasota’s TropiFlora is asking the courts to delay the issuance of one of 10 “medical marijuana treatment center” (MMTC) licenses. The nursery has said the department “wrongfully refused” to consider…

Keep Reading

Rick Scott asks Supreme Court to toss out lawsuit over justices

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Gov. Rick Scott is asking the state’s top court to throw out a lawsuit that aims to stop the Republican governor from appointing three Supreme Court justices on his last day in office. Attorneys for Scott on Wednesday filed a response to a lawsuit filed last month by the League of Women Voters of Florida and government watchdog Common Cause.

Keep Reading

Tom Goodson, others apply for Public Service Commission

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

State Rep. Tom Goodson, a Brevard County Republican, is among 14 applicants so far for vacancies on the state’s Public Service Commission, according to a preliminary list released Monday. The terms of Commissioners Art Graham and Ronald Brisé are up at the end of the year, but both men have reapplied for their positions. They were last reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2013. Applications for those two spots are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Applications for a third PSC opening, created when Commissioner Jimmy Patronis stepped…

Keep Reading

CFO’s office largely loses fight to get info from insurance companies

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A Tallahassee judge sided with life insurance companies Monday, restricting preliminary information-gathering by the state in defense of a new law requiring insurers to track down beneficiaries. The outside lawyer for the Department of Financial Services, which advocated for the measure, said he plans to appeal the decision that allows only limited discovery.

Keep Reading

Personnel note: Katie Cole reappointed to St. Petersburg College board

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Gov. Rick Scott Friday announced he had reappointed Katherine “Katie” Cole to the District Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College. Cole, 42, of Belleair, is an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and her law degree from Stetson University. Cole is reappointed for a term beginning Friday and ending May 31, 2021. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Keep Reading

Constitutional review panel announces committee assignments

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

The state’s Constitution Revision Commission announced committee assignments, consisting of “10 standing substantive committees and two standing procedural committees,” it said in a Friday news release. “Establishing committees for the CRC means we can move forward on developing proposals that will benefit Florida families, businesses and students,” Chairman Carlos Beruff said in a statement.

Keep Reading

1 2 3 4 5 45
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top