Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Political Notes — MLK statue to be unveiled at capitol in August

The new statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be unveiled at the state capitol . . .

Tags: GSBA , Martin Luther King statue , Rick Scott , State Bar of Georgia , Steve Stancil , water wars

Legal team appointed for Florida’s water lawsuit

Georgia appoints special assistant attorneys general to represent the state in Florida’s water lawsuit . . .

Tags: attorneys , Nathan Deal , Rick Scott , Sam Olens , water wars

Political Notes – Deal exults over Savannah ports bill

Gov. Nathan Deal strikes a happy note with the U.S. House’s passage of a water projects bill that would help pay for the Savannah harbor dredging . . .

Tags: Bill Nigut , Bobbie Battista , gpb , Nathan Deal , Rick Scott , Savannah harbor , Southwire , Tom Graves , water projects bill , water wars

Florida sues Georgia in Supreme Court over water allocation

Florida sues Georgia in the nation’s highest court over water consumption from Lake Lanier . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , Rick Scott , water wars

Olens looking for a few good lawyers

Attorney General Sam Olens will hire outside attorneys to help the state fight the latest court battle in a water dispute with Florida . . .

Tags: federal lawsuit , Rick Scott , Sam Olens , U.S. Supreme Court , water wars

Oysters are at the bottom of latest water wars lawsuit

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says his state will file another lawsuit against Georgia in the long-running dispute over the allocation of Lake Lanier’s water . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , Rick Scott , water wars

Scott supports Medicaid expansion in Florida; Deal still says ‘no’

Tags: Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Rick Scott

Deal has four more weeks to decide on a health insurance exchange

Gov. Nathan Deal gets more time to think about a state-operated health insurance exchange . . .

Tags: health insurance exchange , Kathleen Sebelius , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Rick Scott

Another Florida drug test ruled unconstitutional

Another drug testing requirement in Florida, the inspiration for Georgia’s new law, is rejected by a federal judge . . .

Tags: Florida drug test , Rick Scott , state employees , TANF , welfare recipients

Political Notes – Florida’s rail loss is not Georgia’s gain

Georgia wanted to get some of that federal rail funding that Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down, but the money will go elsewhere . . .

Tags: Brookwood Station , Judicial Qualifications Commission , passenger rail , Rick Scott , special House election