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Weekly Roundup: Pesky Little Things

February 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott found out this week that there is this pesky little thing called the Florida Legislature as lawmakers pushed back on a couple of his decisions for the first time.

Whatever leftover warm-and-fuzziness there was with lawmakers from Scotts inauguration came to a screeching halt at least as sudden as the one he put on a proposed Tampa-to-Orlando high-speed rail by rejecting 2.4 billion federal dollars to build it.

Lawmakers Want to Route Rail Around Scott

February 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Still stinging from Gov. Rick Scotts rejection of $2.4 billion from Washington for a Tampa-to-Orlando bullet train, lawmakers asked Thursday for more time to figure out how they could accept the money without him.

Weekly Roundup: So Visionary You Can't See It

February 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Gov. Rick Scott rolled out his first budget proposal this week in Eustis with the tea partiers that brewed up his election. While that was sweet for the governor, when the tea budget got to Tallahassee the reception was iced, and bitter.

Weekly Roundup: Put That in Your Tea and Stuff It

February 4, 2011 - 6:00pm

It was no tempest in a teapot this week when a Pensacola judge stirred the national debate about the federal health care law by ruling that it was not only unconstitutional to require people to buy insurance, but that the entire health care law violates the nations founding document.

PSC Commissioners Can Still Serve Despite Scott Recall

February 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Four sitting Florida Public Service commissioners whose nominations were pulled back this week by Gov. Rick Scott can continue to serve through the legislative session and beyond, as can 164 other appointments that were withdrawn.

Weekly Roundup: Guess Who's (Not) Coming to Dinner?

Obama Talks High-Speed Rail in D.C., But Not in Florida

January 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

When President Barack Obama spoke about high-speed rail in his State of the Union address this week, he pointedly left out Florida.

Nelson Leans on Scott to Get on Board With High-Speed Rail

January 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leaned hard on new Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday to punch the states ticket for a high-speed rail connecting Tampa and Orlando, particularly since the federal government has offered to pay 90 percent of the cost.

Mica: Rick Scott Would Support High-Speed Rail if Business Pays

January 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

A consensus may be forming -- which includes Gov. Rick Scott -- that a long-proposed Tampa to Orlando bullet train should roll if private businesses want to pay for the remainder of the ride.

Weekly Roundup: Axis-ing the State He Now Leads

January 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Rick Scott dropped the "elect" from his title this week, becoming the 45th governor of Florida and immediately getting to work, as he promised to do during his campaign repeatedly.




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