Senator Rick Scott wants to withdraw the Peace Corps from “hostile” countries such as China, the Florida Republican said Tuesday, in introducing legislation that would strip the program of its relative autonomy and put it under the State Department.Read more
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida’s governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the presidential election.Read more
An elections supervisor suspended by Florida Governor Rick Scott over missteps during the midterms filed a federal lawsuit seeking to reclaim her job.Read more
With his lead holding firm in the final stages of a Senate race recount in Florida, the campaign of Republican candidate Rick Scott lashed out at his Democratic opponent, calling three-term incumbent Bill Nelson an “angry bitter career politician” for not conceding his defeat.Read more
A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it.
Leon County circuit court Judge Karen Gievers heard testimony Wednesday from two women with terminal illnesses challenging the state’s ban on smoking cannabis.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced his bid for U.S. Senate on Monday, seeking to capitalize on Florida’s job growth and calling for congressional term limits.Read more
A prominent state attorney has sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott after he took her off all death penalty cases in her district. Aramis Ayala, whose office covers Orlando and surrounding Orange and Osceola counties, filed a motion for injunctive relief against Scott in U.S. District Court in Orlando, hoping to reverse the governor’s decision to reassign her murder cases after she refused to seek the death penalty.Read more
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Tuesday in response to the 107 wildfires that are currently burning about 24,000 acres around the state.Read more
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has removed a prominent state attorney from all death penalty cases after she vowed not to pursue capital punishment in the future.Read more