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Florida lawmakers approve plan to add two nuclear reactors to Miami plant

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday approved plans by the state’s largest electric company to add two nuclear reactors to a plant in the Miami area, despite an outcry by environmentalists and some surrounding communities. Florida Power &…

Supreme Court will not hear FL Gov. Rick Scott’s appeal on drug tests for welfare recipients

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an executive order issued by Florida Governor Rick Scott that had required all state employees take random drug tests. The high court’s decision not to hear the case means a May 2013 11th U.S. Circuit Court…

Florida suspends heavily-criticized voter purge efforts until 2015

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration is abandoning its renewed effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls, the state’s top elections official announced on Thursday. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, in a memo to county election supervisors, said the latest attempt at…

Fla. governor tries relating to black students with public housing tale

Confronted by a group of angry Florida A&M students outside his home on Thursday night, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) attempted to generate some empathy by telling the mostly black crowd that he grew up in public housing. The students were protesting the governor’s call for James Ammons, president of…

Hazing death will prompt reforms: Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday vowed an investigation to discover the truth about the apparent hazing death of a drum major that shocked an historically black college and its renowned marching band. Speaking to reporters, Scott said his office ordered Florida A&M University to postpone…

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