Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Law

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:14 am

The state of Florida took a very small step towards marijuana reform on Monday when governor Rick Scott (R) signed into law Senate Bills 1030 and 1700. The former will allow only the use of marijuana extracts low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), like the strain Charollete’s Web, featured last year in a CNN documentary. Senate Bill 1700 will protect the information of patients who take part in the program.

 

Charlie Crist Plans to Vote for Medical Marijuana in Florida

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:15 am

Now that medical marijuana has made the ballot in Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says he plans to vote for it.

More Subpoenas Drop in Bridgegate Investigation as Christie Tries to Reassure Donors

By: Friday January 17, 2014 9:50 am

As Governor Chris Christie tours Florida to help Governor Rick Scott win re-election and reassure his donors, subpoenas are dropping all over New Jersey in the scandal surrounding the improper and illegal closures of lanes on the George Washington Bridge or “Bridgegate.” The New Jersey Assembly’s Special Investigations Committee is believed to have issued around 20 subpoenas yesterday.

Florida Pushing ALEC, CSG Sham Fracking Chemical Disclosure Model Bill

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 7:59 am

Florida may soon become the fourth state with a law on the books enforcing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) chemical disclosure. The Florida House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee voted unanimously (11-0) on March 7 to require chemical disclosure from the fracking industry. For many, that is cause for celebration and applause.

What bill sponsor Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-76) didn’t mention: the law was written by what investigative journalist Steve Coll referred to as a “private empire,” ExxonMobil. Like its federal-level predecessor, it still contains the “trade secrets” loophole.

Republican Governors and the Medicaid Expansion: Capitulation or Manipulation?

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 8:30 am

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision the other day to go along with the Medicaid expansion next year, after he had previously rejected it vehemently, has been widely interpreted as simply the latest event in a series whereby Republican governors are slowly seeing the handwriting on the wall and capitulating to the hated Obamacare, while also being motivated by one political factor or another; for example, Politico lays it to Scott’s sinking poll numbers.

GOP Slow Accepting Obamacare Is Here to Stay

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 9:57 am

Something remarkable happened yesterday. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) decided to endorse using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state. Though he did this only after getting the administration to provide a major concession regarding how the program would be run.

As Port Strike Deadline Approaches Obama Pressured To Use Taft-Hartley

By: Friday December 28, 2012 7:12 am

UPDATE 1:10PM EST: There has been a 30 day extension to the ILA contract postponing the strike.

At 12:01 am on December 30th 14 ports from Boston to Houston will close as members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) covering the the East and Gulf coasts go on strike. At issue is whether Longshoremen will continue to get the per-container royalty payments previously agreed to by management.

Let the experts handle it

By: Friday October 12, 2012 1:30 am

I know it is de rigueur amongst Republicans to deny all manner of reliance upon experts, especially when they come with good news, but Florida Governor/Supervillain Rick Scott has taken it to a new level.

Isaac Pushes Through Gulf of Mexico, Will Drop Massive Rain, Storm Surge on Gulf Coast

By: Monday August 27, 2012 11:40 am

Tampa has been given the all-clear signal for Isaac, the tropical storm expected to grow in strength to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico, but Isaac is not out in the Gulf headed for Gulf shore areas as a Category 1 hurricane.

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