Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Buzz

Rubio: Trump ‘is optimistic and needs to be’ but rest of us should be skeptical of North Korea

Rubio: Trump ‘is optimistic and needs to be’ but rest of us should be skeptical of North Korea

WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio today on Fox News denied he was criticizing President Trump over North Korea but said he remained skeptical of any deal."The president is optimistic and he needs to be. He's the guy negotiating and he needs to make...
Published: 06/13/18
Democrats reach out to rural voters in some of Florida’s strongest Republican counties

Democrats reach out to rural voters in some of Florida’s strongest Republican counties

The Democratic Party of Florida this week launched a tour into parts of the state that most heavily voted for President Donald Trump and have long skewed Republican in statewide elections.The goal of the tour is to reach out to voters and support can...
Published: 06/13/18
Report: Rick Scott ‘rookie mistake’ cost taxpayers tens of millions

Report: Rick Scott ‘rookie mistake’ cost taxpayers tens of millions

Jim DeFede at CBS4 News last night reported on the Rick Scott administration decision to approve emergency contracts for debris removal after Hurricane Irma rather than rely on the contracts already in place.…One of the companies selected had n...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Rick Scott’s latest ad compares Bill Nelson to a broke down Ford Pinto

Rick Scott’s latest ad compares Bill Nelson to a broke down Ford Pinto

Sen. Bill Nelson is likened to a busted old Ford Pinto in a new TV ad from Gov. Rick Scott that adds to an spending onslaught now approaching $20 million.The attack spot plays on the career politician theme Republican Scott is employing against Democ...
Published: 06/13/18
Another misleading attack on Ron DeSantis hits Florida TV

Another misleading attack on Ron DeSantis hits Florida TV

The National Liberty Foundation, a south Florida-based group with ties to the sugar industry, is out with another blatantly misleading attack on on Ron DeSantis.Their last TV spot falsely claimed DeSantis backed food stamps for illegal immigrants. Th...
Published: 06/12/18
Florida Chamber poll predicts close Senate race, Putnam win and many amendments failing

Florida Chamber poll predicts close Senate race, Putnam win and many amendments failing

The Florida Chamber of Commerce released new poll results that show Republican candidates doing well in statewide elections, but many of the constitutional amendments not seeing the same success.Gov. Rick Scott was predicted to win over incumben...
Published: 06/12/18
Nursing home where 12 died after Irma wins again in court fight over death records

Nursing home where 12 died after Irma wins again in court fight over death records

The state cannot substantially redact or charge substantial fees for death certificates requested by a Broward County nursing home where several died after Hurricane Irma, a Leon County circuit judge ruled Tuesday.The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywo...
Published: 06/12/18
Scenes from the days when the Cabinet used to grill agency heads

Scenes from the days when the Cabinet used to grill agency heads

When Department of Revenue Leon Biegalski appears before the Cabinet on Wednesday, it will be the first time this year. Will they ask any questions?Until Scott’s tenure, the Florida Cabinet had a tradition of meeting every other week. Florida, ...
Published: 06/12/18
Florida Cabinet doesn’t ask Dept. of Revenue many questions

Florida Cabinet doesn’t ask Dept. of Revenue many questions

The state agency in charge of regulating taxation in Florida has four equal bosses — Gov. Rick Scott and the three elected members of the Cabinet — but in the past two years, in public meetings and correspondence, they have asked few ques...
Published: 06/12/18
Critics question Rick Scott’s record on LGBTQ issues on second anniversary of Pulse shooting

Critics question Rick Scott’s record on LGBTQ issues on second anniversary of Pulse shooting

It's been two years to the day since the Pulse nightclub shooting that claimed 49 lives in Orlando. And for two years, Gov. Rick Scott has faced the same question from many in the state's LGBTQ community.Why didn't the governor do more to r...
Published: 06/12/18