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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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