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  • Unify control over Metro Orlando's expressways

    12/05/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 1, 2017 | Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board
    Florida lawmakers demonstrated wisdom, foresight and fiscal responsibility in 2014 when they combined county expressway authorities in Central Florida into a single, regional agency. Roads don’t stop at county lines, and it’s inefficient and expensive to maintain multiple bureaucracies to control separate stretches of pavement. It’s also a problem when neighboring toll-road agencies have conflicting policies and plans for the future. Yet the rationale behind that 2014 law hasn’t been completely realized yet. It’s time for lawmakers to step in again. Dueling road agencies The Central Florida Expressway Authority now owns and operates 118 miles of toll roads in Metro...
  • Florida governor: 2,000 leaving Puerto Rico every day

    11/21/2017 8:30:22 AM PST · by qaz123 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21Nov17 | Paul Bedard
    Puerto Ricans have been fleeing the island at a rate of 2,000 a day, a huge hit to the hurricane-ravaged island, according to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The impact of the human outflow could be damaging to the island’s manufacturing base, which tops tourism as its income base.
  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • Fla. continues toll-road suspensions as Irma evacuees return

    09/14/2017 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | September 13, 2017 | Don McLoud
    All road-toll collections in Florida remain suspended following Hurricane Irma, as evacuees make their way home.Gov. Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend the tolls ahead of the storm so residents could access hurricane supplies and evacuate faster. Now, the same measure is being implemented to allow for safe return. The governor reported that all interstates and turnpikes were opened as of Monday afternoon.However, the governor is also cautioning residents to check with local authorities before returning, to make sure their communities and homes are safe to re-enter.The FDOT reports heavy traffic on eastbound Interstate 10 and...
  • 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' ASL interpreter steals the show during Irma press conference [TR]

    09/10/2017 1:45:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:09 EDT, 9 September 2017 | UPDATED: 00:09 EDT, 10 September 2017 | KAILEEN GAUL
    Full Title: 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' Sign language interpreter steals the show during Hurricane Irma press conference with dramatic facial expressions While Florida Governor Rick Scott was telling Floridians how to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a sign language interpreter stole the show. During Scott's remarks on Saturday, the especially expressive interpreter stuck out his tongue, grimaced and bulged his eyes to convey the severity of the situation. The unidentified interpreter's antics caused a stir on social media, with the majority of people on Twitter praising his dramatic American Sign Language interpretation. As he signed for the sentence saying water 'flows...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Category 4 Hurricane Irma

    09/04/2017 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/04/17
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the state as rapidly growing Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall later this week. The state of emergency has been issued for all of Florida’s 67 counties. Scott said that the state would “prepare for the worst and hope for the best” as Irma is expected to hit the state around Friday. The governor tweeted Monday that he urges "all Floridians to remain vigilant and stay alert to local weather and news and visit FLGetAPlan.com today to get prepared. "I have declared a...
  • President Trump Calls on Gov. Scott to Run for US Senate

    06/16/2017 12:04:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    President Donald Trump says he wants Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in next year's elections. Trump on Friday told a crowd gathered in Miami that "I hope he runs" for the U.S. Senate. Scott has already said he is considering running for the seat held by Nelson in 2018. Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, has already said he plans to run for a fourth term. Scott was sitting near Trump when he made his comments. Trump looked over at the Republican governor and asked "Rick? Are you running?" Scott and other...
  • GOP Governors Gather Amid Push for Disruptive Change (Reconstructive)

    11/15/2016 12:41:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | November 15, 2016 | AP
    US News- The nation's Republican governors are ..... meeting in battleground Florida with an unexpected opportunity: a president-elect of their own party with political IOUs to pay, perhaps the projects the party's heads of the states prefer. Donald Trump owes no governor more than Walker, the onetime rival ... ended up endorsing the billionaire and whose state had been thought to be a Democratic firewall. AP - ... many of them see as an opportunity for "disruptive" changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care.... Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said ......
  • How Hurricane Matthew could really hurt Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2016 6:47:45 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Refusing to bow to a request made by the Clinton campaign, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said his state won’t extend its Oct. 11 voter-registration deadline, despite the potential for massive devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. A lawyer working at a firm that’s represented the Clinton campaign signaled that a lawsuit may be coming soon. “Well @FLGovScott I know some folks who are gonna have the last say on this. And none of them is you. #seeyouincourt,” Perkins Coie lawyer Jean-Jacques Cabou said on Twitter.
  • Gov. Rick Scott Issues State of Emergency For All Counties in Florida Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/03/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 148 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 10/3/16
    As Hurricane Matthew churns across the Caribbean, Florida officials are preparing in the event the category 4 storm moves closer toward the Sunshine State. While visiting the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida Scott signed the executive order to ensure counties have resources for evacuations and shelters. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992," said Scott. The governor also said the National Guard is standing by if needed. He added...
  • Carlos Beruff already labeling Rubio a 'career politician'

    06/26/2016 11:08:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politics.heraldtribune.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Zac Anderson
    It took less than 48 hours for Marco Rubio to nearly clear the field in what had been a crowded GOP U.S. Senate primary. One after another, Republican candidates — some who had campaigned for more than a year — dropped out last week rather than face Rubio, one of the GOP’s leading figures nationwide. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reversed course this week, and is seeking re-election. The last Republican standing in the way of Rubio claiming the nomination is a brash Manatee County homebuilder who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump. Carlos Beruff seems determined to fight on regardless...
  • Political Rookie And Trump Backer Could Give Rubio Trouble

    06/26/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newstalkflorida.com ^ | 6/26/16 | James Williams
    WASHINGTON - Just last week Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he would seek re-election after a long presidential primary battle that saw him finish third to Donald Trump. Now it seems with the August GOP primary coming fast it seems that his biggest challenge on paper, could be someone who looks lot like Donald Trump. We know that there is no love lost between Rubio and the presumptive Republican 2016 presidential nominee. Now enter billionaire Carlos Beruff, who has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, and may even have the backing of Florida Gov. Rick...
  • Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary (rebuff Marco with Beruff!!)

    06/26/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Only one person stands in the way of Marco Rubio merging from August's Senate primary victorious--and on paper, he looks a lot like Donald Trump Millionaire Carlos Beruff has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, they both have allies in Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and hasn’t been afraid to pour their millions into their bids. And while Rubio's decision to reverse course and run for reelection this week all-but cleared the field and has made him the heavy favorite, Beruff has refused to go quietly. “The voters of Florida can reelect Washington’s candidate, who has consistently...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls

    06/20/2016 8:15:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-20-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    June 20, 2016 Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls Florida governor says grieving victims' families deserve to the truth, calls on the Department of Justice not to scrub Omar Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS
  • CNN to FL Governor: Will You Accept Responsibility For Orlando Attack Also; Watch This Response!

    06/17/2016 8:31:22 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Don't they realize this is why we were attacked in the first place? Our media continues to turn a blind eye to Radical Islamic Terrorist, by blaming Republicans and our love of the 2nd Amendment. CNN has been one of the major culprits of trying to turn Americans against Americans and what they did in this video with Florida Governor Rick Scott is beyond evil. The 2nd Amendment was created to defend ourselves from the government that could become a tyrant and take our rights. Patriotic Americans will never relinquish their guns or their rights to own guns as they...
  • Florida governor: Obama hasn't called me

    06/14/2016 6:17:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nick Gass
    In the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Rick Scott received phone calls from George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Republican governor of Florida said Tuesday. He's still waiting on a call from President Barack Obama, however. Speaking to Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" from Orlando, Florida, Scott shared details of both calls. During his call with the 43rd president, Scott said Bush told him that he and former first lady Laura Bush "were praying for us, and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful." As far as Obama is...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Rick Scott to RNC: No 'monkey business'

    04/21/2016 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mike Caputo
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott passed up a chance to urge Republican National Committee members to support his preferred presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But he warned them: no “monkey-business.” “We’ve got to be transparent,” Scott told a packed room of RNC officials Thursday at their spring meeting in Hollywood, Fla., implicitly telling them not to cut back-room deals that would undercut the frontrunner or, in Trump’s terms, “rig” the process. “We can’t take a chance that we’re accused of any monkey-business. Tricks. Stunts. Anything,” Scott said in his brief remarks during which he received polite applause.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Capitulates to Left-Wing Special Interests

    04/19/2016 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Last month, I wrote about some important legislation in Florida that would modernize that stateÂ’s harsh alimony and child custody laws. Florida is lagging behind many states which have updated these laws to reflect the fact that most women now work outside of the home and that children need both parents to thrive, regardless of whether their parents are living together or apart. Sadly, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) capitulated to intense lobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had immense support, passing both houses of the Florida legislature by super-majority margins. The governorÂ’s office...