Articles in Category: 'Daniel Davis'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 17, 2011 3:55 AM

The Legislature sent its first bill of the year to Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday, when the House joined the Senate in passing the hotly contested SB 736, a measure basing teacher pay on performance and assessments instead of seniority and tenure.

Flanked by legislative leaders at a press conference after the vote was taken, Scott praised the passage of the bill. “This will help attract and retain the best teachers,” said Scott, adding that it was part of his plan to increase jobs in the Sunshine State.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 10, 2013 1:11 AM

Tip for all you House reps: On Tuesday when you repeal last year's half-baked CS/CS/HB 1223, dumbest Florida law in decades -- dumber even than our constitutional protection of pregnant pigs -- invite the international media in to see you do it. 

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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: February 9, 2011 3:55 AM

Rick Scott’s $65.9 billion proposed budget drew reviews Tuesday ranging from tepid to downright mean as legislative committees dominated by fellow Republicans got their first look at the new governor’s first spending proposal.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 9, 2011 3:55 AM

A day after Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his budget, the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee met to hear how his proposed budget would impact state health facilities in the next two years.

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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM
Less than three months into their legislative careers, four Republican freshmen House members are already jockeying to become speaker of the House in 2016.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 22, 2010 4:05 AM
While prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson of Tallahassee and Rep. Yolly Roberson of North Miami Beach have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation for the U.S. Senate, the governor still has a few friends left in the Republican ranks.
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