A few words among Florida supreme court justices mumbled on a hot mic, has the governor looking for answers. The exchange came at the end of a high profile hearing over who will name three upcoming vacancies on the Supreme Court bench.
The governor and state lawmakers are proposing new prescription limits to fight opioid abuse. But they also want to require physicians use a long-standing drug monitoring database—raising the question, why wasn’t it mandatory to begin with?
The gubernatorial field is widening as the state Supreme Court is wrestling with the question of when the eventual winner’s nominating powers take effect. The court’s next move could have major repercussions for the bench.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency ahead of a white supremacist speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Richard Spencer will speak at the University of Florida Thursday.
Next year’s race for attorney general could find two of Florida’s most recognizable Republicans backing different candidates. Incumbent Pam Bondi has already made her endorsement, but the governor may go in a different direction.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is repudiating President Donald Trump’s comments but not the president himself. Trump in recent days has equated the actions of white nationalists with those of the men and women who marched in opposition.
States across the country are struggling to hold off a rising tide of opioid abuse and Florida is no exception. But the return of harsh penalties for possession—a hallmark of the war on drugs—is frustrating a broad spectrum of advocates and officials.
The deadline is approaching for Florida’s governor to sign off on a bill aimed at tracking the use of addictive prescription drugs. Some medical professionals see the measure as key to fighting the opioid epidemic.
The Florida League of Women Voters is asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a decades-old legal dispute: when a justice’s term ends at the same time as the sitting governor, who appoints a replacement?
Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as more than a hundred wildfires flare across the state. With drought conditions spreading and more hot weather ahead, there’s little indication the blazes will slow down.
Gov. Rick Scott met Monday with members of the Safety Net Alliance of Florida to discuss hospital funding. Hospitals have said doctors will leave the state and the poor may not get care if proposed budget cuts become permanent.
Lawyers, judges and professors are pushing back against Governor Rick Scott’s decision to reassign a death penalty case. The move comes after the Orlando State Attorney announced she won’t pursue capital punishment.