Articles in Category: 'Charlie Crist'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:10 PM
 

Newly inaugurated Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced his committee assignments in Washington Thursday, setting the stage for the issues he will focus on in his first years on the national stage.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:55 AM


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to requests Wednesday made by former Gov. Charlie Crist, current Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida congressional delegation to have more than half of the counties across the Sunshine State declared disaster areas due to the severe cold that gripped the state during November and December.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Mike Grissom, a veteran GOP operative, is a leading candidate to be the state Republican Party's new executive director, informed sources tell Sunshine State News.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 18, 2011 3:55 AM

Representing almost 2.3 million Catholics in the Sunshine State, the Florida Catholic Conference unveiled its goals for the 2011 legislative session, promoting policy that will win the backing -- and the opposition -- of liberals and conservatives alike.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 15, 2011 12:54 PM
 

Looking forward to 2012, and unconcerned about promoting a "Tallahassee insider," Republicans elected David Bitner chairman of the state party on Saturday.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 14, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida’s political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 3, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Dear Charlie,

I'm going to miss you in Florida politics.  Well, eventually. When you really do leave for good, I'll be the first one burying my head in a hankie. Nobody -- not even the dour Bill McCollum -- has provided me with more column fodder. In the meantime, Charlie, as Gov.-elect Rick Scott takes his oath to replace you, I offer this little bit of parting advice:

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 11, 2011 3:55 AM
 

As the battle to become the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida enters its final week, candidates angling for the post continue to unveil endorsements.

 
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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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