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Civil Rights Activists Honored In Hall Of Fame

Jun 7, 2017
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Three Floridians who fought for civil rights for African-Americans were inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame Wednesday.   

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During the Martin Luther King Weekend, some Florida lawmakers as well as some high profile speakers are expected to kick off a two-day event in the Panhandle Friday.

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A recent Quinnipiac poll suggests by a slim margin, Florida women favor Democrat challenger Charlie Crist over Republican Governor Rick Scott. In the first part of a two-part series, we’ll find out what top GOP women actually think of their gubernatorial candidate: Rick Scott.

To First Lady Ann Scott, her husband is a very hard worker who cares a lot about people, including Floridians. She says both of them—high school sweethearts—didn’t have a lot in the beginning.

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Florida’s first Lieutenant Governor under Governor Rick Scott says she wants to set the record straight about certain things that occurred during her time with the Scott administration. It’s all part of Jennifer Carroll’s autobiography—released last month—that she’s now promoting across the state.

In Carroll’s book, “When You Get There,” the Trinidadian native writes about different parts of her life.

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Florida school district officials are writing thousands of new exams to administer to students this school year. Lynn Hatter reports, the effort to create end-of-course tests in subjects not evaluated at the state level, is causing more parents, and local education officials to call for a time out on testing.

A handful of lawmakers have announced plans to file bills to bridle what some are calling “over reaching” utilities. Regan McCarthy reports the measures put new rules in place for everything from when utilities can increase rates to who can lobby the utility’s regulators.

Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer says writing an autobiography on her life leading up to the events of her resignation was both therapeutic and a source of healing. She’s now promoting her book, “When You Get There,” which was released last month.

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Florida now has its 19th Lieutenant Governor. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, also the first Hispanic to hold the post, was sworn in during a private ceremony Monday morning surrounded by his family. Following the ceremony, Lopez-Cantera and Governor Rick Scott described themselves as excited to be working together.

“The governor has been doing a good job. I just look forward to being a part of the team and helping him in any way I can," said Lopez-Cantera.

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Former House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera has been hailed as a person who can help get Governor Rick Scott’s 2014 legislative agenda off the ground as Scott’s new Second-in-Command. But, it’s the fact he’ll be Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor that has all sides talking.

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Gov. Rick Scott announced his decision Tuesday, more than 10 months after former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned.

Lopez-Cantera is a former state House Majority Leader and is also expected to be Scott's running mate during his 2014 re-election campaign.

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As speculation mounts that no one wants to be Governor Rick Scott’s Lieutenant Governor, there may be one candidate on Scott’s so-called shortlist who could be leaning toward giving Scott a “yes.” 

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Florida Governor Rick Scott’s so-called shortlist for Lieutenant Governor is getting shorter. Over the last few days, two people have announced they’ve dropped their names from consideration. So, is that a sign that no one wants to be Scott’s second-in-command?

The search has now officially started for Governor Rick Scott’s next second-In-command. Scott is looking for his next running mate to replace former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, who resigned amid a probe into an alleged gambling scandal.

Following Carroll’s resignation, Governor Scott says he wanted to wait awhile before looking for her replacement. Months later, Scott says he’s finally ready to begin.

With the 2013 Legislative Session at an end, Florida Governor Rick Scott is now searching for potential Lieutenant Governor candidates. He’s looking to replace his former Second-In-Command, after she resigned amid a charity gambling scandal.

Who is Governor Rick Scott considering to replace Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll? At this point, no one really knows. But, there has been a lot of speculation of potential contenders, including Anitere Flores, a State Senator from Miami. Still, Scott’s not naming any names:

Governor Rick Scott’s “Stand Your Ground” task force is rejecting claims from some Democrats that it is biased in favor of the law. Lynn Hatter reports, the group pushed back against the bias claims at its first meeting Tuesday.

Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is chairing the group, officially called the “Task force for Citizen Safety and Protection".  And she takes issue with its critics, who say the makeup of the group is biased.

Florida’s Lieutenant Governor is remaining tight-lipped on a federal investigation looking into allegations that she bribed a Republican Congressional candidate to drop out of the race. Sascha Cordner has more.

On Monday, Carroll denied she offered any job to Congressional Candidate James Jett, so that he would drop out of the race to make way for U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns. A day later, her answer was relatively the same:

“I’ve already submitted…made my statement,” said Carroll.

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Florida’s Lieutenant Governor and the state’s new elections chief want the public’s help in selecting their favorite buildings in Florida. As Sascha Cordner reports, there’s a new launching an online voting competition to celebrate the state’s architectural structures.

It’s called the “Florida Architecture: 100 years. 100 Places. Competition.” It’s an online contest that highlights the best of Florida’s architecture, and with the help of residents, recognizes the best-looking buildings in the state.

Florida’s Lieutenant Governor is denying any involvement in offering a Republican Congressional candidate a job to get him to drop out of a race against U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns. Now, as Sascha Cordner reports, that same Congressional candidate is supporting her story.

After a news conference Monday, Carroll says she did not give any job offer on behalf of Stearns’ Campaign. And, James Jett, who says he was offered bribes to drop his campaign, supports her claim.

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Governor Rick Scott joined other officials at the Capitol Wednesday in the induction of the first members into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Sascha Cordner has more.

The Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame sprang out of a 2010 bill, co-authored by the now Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, Democratic Representative Alan Williams, and former Senator Tony Hill.

In commemorating the last day of Black History Month, they joined other community leaders as well as Governor Rick Scott in the induction of the hall of fame’s first members: