Tag: Governor Scott

Ryan NicolNovember 15, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday the appointment of Hung Mai to the Tampa Port Authority. Mai’s term begins this week and will run until Nov. 15, 2019. The newest member of the Port Authority is President and CEO of H.T. Mai Inc., a civil engineering and consulting firm. He previously relocated from Vietnam as a […]

Mitch PerryAugust 3, 2017
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No one in Florida has worked harder than Desmond Meade to expand felons’ voting rights. Starting in 2015, Meade and his organization, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, have blanketed the state, collecting signatures to place on the ballot an initiative that would overturn the automatic ban on felons voting. Although the group fell short for the […]

Mitch PerryMay 7, 2015
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Social conservatives in Florida are urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto an adoption bill because it lacks a “conscience protection” provision for faith-based adoption and foster care agencies. CS-HB 7013 was a bill strongly supported by Senate President Andy Gardiner when the session began. It re-creates a program to provide a financial benefit of $5,000 or $10,000 […]

Mitch PerryMarch 5, 2015
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One argument used consistently the past three years by House Republicans in Florida over why they’ve rejected Medicaid expansion is that they say the federal government will renege on its financial promises. The Obama administration has said that any state that accepts Medicaid funding to help insure more people under the Affordable Care Act will […]


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