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As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida, Gov. Rick Scott gave out his cellphone number during a conference call with administrators of the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Medicaid Work Requirement Unlikely In Florida

Jan 12, 2018

While the Trump administration signaled willingness this week to allow work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries, the Florida Legislature is unlikely to move ahead with such a mandate this year.

Scott: Trump Immigration Remarks ‘Absolutely Wrong’

Jan 12, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump for reportedly disparaging Haiti, El Salvador and Africa during a bipartisan White House meeting about immigration reform.

According to several news outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Trump reportedly questioned why the United States should accept immigrants from “s---hole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa.

Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped at a Jacksonville mechanical company Wednesday to rally support for his proposed $180 million tax cut package.

His proposal comes as the state faces budget uncertainty.  


The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Governor's Press Office

Gov. Rick Scott delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session.

MyFlorida.com

Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session. WUSF will bring you special coverage of his speech throughout the day.

A Trump administration proposal vastly expanding offshore drilling is generating criticism in Florida.

The proposal is the most expansive in decades. It includes 47 potential leases off the nation’s coasts from the Atlantic Ocean to Alaska, including one in the Straits of Florida.

Julie Wraithmell of Audubon of Florida joined other environmental groups in opposing the plan nearly eight years after the nation’s biggest offshore spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Transparency Eyed To Hold Down Health Costs

Jan 4, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has often criticized efforts to overhaul health care at the federal level, has contended for years that more needs to be done to lower the cost of what patients — and the government — pay for care.

More than three months after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, there are thousands on the island still without power and basic necessities and nearly 300,000 people have come to Florida seeking refuge.

FEMA is extending housing assistance for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria.

The extension lasts through March 20. Puerto Rico’s government asked for the extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program as more than a third of the island remains without power.

But the Rev. Jose Nieves of the First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee says many families and hotels where they are staying have not yet gotten the word.

Congress has passed a funding measure that keeps the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) going through March — the program insures hundreds of thousands of kids in Florida.

But without a permanent solution in place by the end of January, many families could see their coverage lapse and Governor Rick Scott won’t say whether they should be worried.


Assisted Living Group Challenges Scott's Generator Rule

Dec 19, 2017

A statewide long-term care association has challenged a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott's administration to make permanent a controversial rule that requires assisted-living facilities to have generators and enough fuel to provide 96 hours of backup power.

The Florida Supreme Court has tossed out a case challenging the governor's right to make last minute appointments. The justices say it’s too soon to review because the appointments haven't been made yet. Without a clear ruling, some are worried about a potential constitutional crisis. 

Office of the Governor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered thousands of state workers to follow new guidelines for sexual harassment even as he refused to answer questions about whether he knew about allegations of misconduct against one of his top appointees.

Saying it is "disgusting to hear about the numerous accounts of sexual harassment happening across the country," the Republican governor issued an executive order that requires training for all new employees and puts in place a new procedure for reporting complaints. The order only applies to state agencies that answer directly to Scott.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is ordering state agencies to develop training and reporting guidelines for sexual harassment.

Negron Supports Scott On 'Job Growth' Fund

Dec 12, 2017
WUSF Public Media

Senate President Joe Negron backs a still-untapped $85 million “job growth” fund created this year, as Democrats continue to question the need to replenish what critics have called a “slush fund” for the governor.

Gov. Rick Scott has yet to dip into the $85 million lawmakers set aside this year to attract new businesses to Florida, but he's already seeking to replenish the pool of money.

Thursday marked the end of Hurricane Season, and Governor Rick Scott is noting lessons to apply next year.

The Florida Channel

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling embattled State Sen. Jack Latvala "a distraction," a move that could put pressure on the powerful Republican to resign.

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