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Florida Gov. Scott appoints Mosaic executive to Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

By | 09.13.11 | 5:21 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Gov. Rick Scott today appointed Michael A. Daigle, director of operations planning at Mosaic Fertilizer, to the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute. The appointment marks the latest in a stream of government interaction with the company — Mosaic gave at least $15,000 to Scott’s gubernatorial campaign, and a former


Jeb Bush influence continues: Scott names ex-gov’s former staffer to Board of Education

By | 09.06.11 | 4:58 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former Jeb Bush staffer Sally Bradshaw has been appointed to the state Board of Education, according to a press release sent out by Gov. Rick Scott this morning. The move is the latest in a series of cues Scott has taken from former Gov. Bush, for whom Bradshaw worked for More…

Critics of Perry-led higher ed reform in Texas warn Florida of ramifications

By | 08.31.11 | 2:26 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Rick Perry (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/eschipul)Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been specific about his plans to overhaul the state’s higher education system, but he has made clear his intention to make some changes — and higher education reforms in Texas will be a likely template. #

Jeb Bush wants GOP candidates to offer alternatives, not just attack Obama

By | 08.24.11 | 4:57 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been all over the news in the past few days, weighing in on the presidential campaign and calling on the candidates to “offer a compelling alternative” to President Obama’s policies, rather than simply attacking him. #

First DREAM Act U.S. Senate hearing pits supporters against opponents

By | 06.28.11 | 6:02 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A few minutes into the the first ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the subcommittee holding the meeting, had to tell supporters to not applaud any comments. #

The DREAM Act — reintroduced this year by More…

Advocates: Everglades recuperation would create jobs

By | 03.30.11 | 10:14 am | More from The Florida Independent

On Tuesday the Everglades Foundation and contractors involved in restoration efforts called on the Florida legislature to maintain funding for the programs, saying cuts would cost private sector jobs. #

Funding for the efforts peaked at $200 million under Jeb Bush, and under More…

Immigration rally in Florida underscores Republican Party’s divided stance

By | 03.17.11 | 5:49 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Nine days ago, Florida Senate President (and U.S. Senate Candidate) Mike Haridopolos appeared before a cheering tea party crowd chanting, “E-Verify, E-Verify!” on the steps of the historic capitol. Today similarly large crowd gathered to send him a different message. #

“If More…

Florida Rep. Schwartz calls crisis pregnancy center funding a step ‘back to the Middle Ages’

By | 03.17.11 | 2:16 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Responding to news that Gov. Rick Scott’s budget maintains taxpayer funding for the state’s controversial crisis pregnancy network and that the centers have the vocal support of at least two of her colleagues, state Rep. Elaine Schwartz, D-Hollywood, yesterday called the Florida More…

Florida state rep points out governor’s budget renews funding for crisis pregnancy network

By | 03.15.11 | 2:25 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Since Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his 2011-2012 budget proposal last month, questions have swirled about what his recommendations might mean for particular state programs. According to state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, one controversial program — which provides taxpayer dollars to crisis pregnancy centers that have been More…

Florida gov to charge for public records

The office of Gov. Rick Scott will now be charging for public records requests, under a new policy announced today. #

It’s not entirely unheard of. Members of the press corps who have been around for awhile are noting that this practice More…