Tag: Gov. Rick Scott

Jim RosicaJanuary 11, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t say Friday whether he thinks climate change is at least partly caused by human activity. The new Governor, a Ponte Vedra Beach Republican, held his first press conference in the Governor’s Office with the Capitol Press Corps. DeSantis came out swinging for the environment Thursday, issuing an executive order to a Chief […]

Joe HendersonJanuary 10, 2019

By now, Florida lawmakers surely realize continuing to fight the expansion of medical marijuana is reefer madness. Gov. Ron DeSantis apparently is in that camp. He is ready to stop the state’s legal battle to keep patients from smoking prescribed medical weed. Is that actual common sense coming out of Tallahassee? Sure sounded like it. Some […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 8, 2019

Rick Scott on Monday evening — just hours before his successor takes office — announced his final judicial appointments as Governor. They include naming his chief deputy general counsel to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach. Meredith Sasso, 35, of Orlando, received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, a […]

Jim RosicaDecember 29, 2018

State regulators are appealing an administrative law judge’s ruling that could allow retailers to sell hard liquor in their main stores, instead of in separate stores as they do now.  The Department of Business Professional Regulation (DBPR), which oversees booze sales through its Division of Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco (ABT), on Friday filed a notice of appeal to […]

Jim RosicaDecember 19, 2018

Karen Gievers, a Tallahassee-based circuit judge whose rulings often thwarted Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-controlled Legislature, has resigned. Her letter, dated Wednesday, was sent to Gov. Scott on the same day. Her resignation itself, however, isn’t effective until April 27, 2019, her 70th birthday. That’s when she must step down because of a previously mandatory […]


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