Articles in Category: 'Charlie Crist'

By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 8, 2011 3:55 AM

Multimillionaire Gov. Rick Scott is taking a single penny for his gubernatorial salary, but he’s stocking his staff with people commanding six-figure salaries while promising to cut state spending as the state faces a $3.5 billion shortfall and 12 percent unemployment.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 6, 2011 2:30 PM
 
Gov. Rick Scott is shooting down official frequent fliers with his decision to sell the state's airplanes, though it's unclear how much money taxpayers will save.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 5, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Besides outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist, there were three former governors attending Rick Scott’s inauguration as the state’s 45th governor: Claude Kirk, who was elected in 1966; Bob Martinez, who won office in 1986; and Jeb Bush, who was elected in 1998 and 2002.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 4, 2011 12:51 PM
 
Branding taxation, regulation and litigation as the "axis of unemployment," Gov. Rick Scott vowed Tuesday to get Floridians back to work.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 3, 2011 6:19 PM
 

Gov.-elect Rick Scott picked the director of a Jacksonville shipyard on Monday to run his Department of Environmental Protection, turning to an unconventional source for the state’s top natural resources watchdog.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 31, 2010 3:55 AM
 

Gov. Charlie Crist sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday, arguing the cold weather has so devastated Florida’s agriculture that the USDA should declare more than half of the state’s 67 counties a disaster area.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 31, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The jockeying continues to see who will be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Former RPOF Chairman Tom Slade endorsed former Rep. Dave Bitner this week, praising the current Jefferson County RPOF committeeman for his commitment to conservative values.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 30, 2010 4:05 AM
 

In the dying days of his term, Gov. Charlie Crist has made a number of key appointments that will shape the future of the Sunshine State for years to come -- in fact, 14 already this week.

 
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Florida ethics officials need more authority to investigate and more power to punish public officials and others for what amounts to a “Florida corruption tax” that is eroding public trust and stealing taxpayers’ money, a statewide grand jury said Wednesday.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 
How did Charlie Crist get accepted into the national "No Labels" movement? He lost a high-profile election, that's how.
 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: December 22, 2010 4:05 AM

Some of the work of the state’s health care agencies should be consolidated, the state should push for repeal of the federal health care law, and shifting of Medicaid patients to managed care should continue, Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s health care transition team recommended.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Incoming Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam named key members of the administration on Tuesday as he prepares to leave Congress to assume his new responsibilities in January -- keeping many staffers who served under current Commissioner Charles Bronson.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 

A poll released Tuesday from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with ties to Democrats at the national level, reveals that Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is ahead of most of his potential opponents, but remains vulnerable: He could not muster more than 50 percent against a pack of mostly unknown Republicans. 

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 21, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With his tenure in the U.S. Senate coming to a close, less than a year and a half after Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him to the seat vacated by Mel Martinez, Republican U.S. Sen. George LeMieux attempted to walk away from Washington with a flashy finish and hope for a curtain call -- increasing speculation that he intends to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012.
 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: December 18, 2010 4:05 AM

An effort to reduce costs for property insurers set to emerge in the state Senate will closely mirror legislation vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Charlie Crist, but with a stronger push to reduce claims for sinkhole damage.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 18, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Some big names will be helping to usher in Rick Scott as Florida’s 45th governor. While famed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, best known for his versions of “God Bless America” during Yankees games, will be singing, the selection of evangelical leader Chuck Colson to serve as the keynote speaker for Scott’s prayer breakfast has raised some eyebrows.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 13, 2010 4:05 AM

A push for struggling schools to lengthen the school day may become a part of a larger education reform debate that lawmakers have hinted will be a major part of the spring 2011 legislative agenda.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 11, 2010 4:05 AM

After campaigning as an outsider, Gov.-elect Rick Scott is ready to turn insider again Friday, sitting down for 15-minute, closed-door interviews with contenders vying to become the next Florida Republican Party chairman.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Rick Scott vowed to meet with as many state legislators as possible before becoming governor in January and he continued that effort this weekend. Scott met with members of the Panhandle delegation in Shalimar on Sunday before heading down to Melbourne on Monday to meet with six members of the House.
 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 

"A lot has changed in a year," Florida's outgoing Sen. George LeMieux told a filled members-only hall at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Monday.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 6, 2010 4:05 AM

Bottled water could get a few cents more expensive in Florida under a proposed surcharge to pay for environmental cleanup work.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 4, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Campaigning for governor, Rick Scott wasn’t particularly courteous when talking about President Barack Obama, whose policies he slammed on the campaign trail. But somehow the incoming governor was surprised this week to be left waiting for a courtesy call from Obama that never came: a heads-up about a ban on new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 1, 2010 3:30 PM
 
On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico would be closed to new offshore drilling until at least 2017.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 30, 2010 8:21 AM
 
Sarasota County Republican Chairman Joe Gruters announced his bid for state Republican Party chairman on Tuesday, with a goal of "building a permanent majority" for the GOP.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 30, 2010 11:00 AM
 
In a bid to become the "tea party of the center," a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats has launched a "No Labels" movement.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida claims its high-school graduation rate rose to 79 percent this year, but, once again, other computations suggest otherwise.
 
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