Posts Tagged Rick Scott

Not So Slick, Rick: Department of Justice suing Florida over voter purge

Finally. On the same day Rick Scott announced that Florida will be suing the Dept. of Homeland Security to access a database believed to hold information about the citizenship status of Florida voters, the Department of Justice announced that they will be suing the state over violating the National Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act:

In a five-page letter, however, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said Florida is not complying with federal laws aimed at “ensuring that state efforts to find and purge ineligible persons from voter registration lists do not endanger the ability of eligible U.S. citizens to register to vote and maintain their voter registration status.”

“The federal statutes that the department has called ...

Finally. On the same day Rick Scott announced that Florida will be suing the Dept. of Homeland Security to access a database believed to hold information about the citizenship status of Florida voters, the ...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott begins voter disenfranchisement tactics, targeting Latinos

Many of us know what an exceptionally heinous human being Florida Governor Rick Scott is, and he’s won that title pretty easily over the past few years: vetoing funds for rape centers during Sexual Assault Awareness month, cutting funding to programs for people with disabilities (while conjunctively calling for billions in corporate and property tax cuts), supporting immigration legislation that would exempt white people — these are just a few of the gems he’s brought to the state of Florida.

So what is his new pet project? To disenfranchise potentially thousands of voters in efforts to win Mitt Romney the presidency. Think Progress reports: 

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from ...

Many of us know what an exceptionally heinous human being Florida Governor Rick Scott is, and he’s won that title pretty easily over the past few years: vetoing funds for rape centers during Sexual Assault ...

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1)Up with Chris Hayes drops systemic analysis on Penn State

Because the post highlights a much-needed critical, thoughtful perspective, which challenges the sensationalism and irresponsible journalism which dominates our media and manages to focus on2) because Jos becomes the 438th person I know to claim Chris Hayes as her boyfriend.

Chris Hayes, my morning talk show boyfriend, dedicated an hour of his Saturday show to the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. Hayes is joined by a great panel: The New Yorker writer Rick Hertzberg, University of Texas visiting scholar Victoria M. Defrancesco Soto, former Brooklyn District Attorney and Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson, and The Nation‘s sports writer Dave Zirin. They look at the way powerful institutions breed this sort of corruption and evil, drawing links with ...

1)Up with Chris Hayes drops systemic analysis on Penn State

Because the post highlights a much-needed critical, thoughtful perspective, which challenges the sensationalism and irresponsible journalism which dominates our media and manages to focus on2) because Jos ...

Florida Gov Rick Scott refuses to pee in a cup

Rick Scott, the unpopular Florida Gov who recently signed a law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving their benefits, got a taste of his own medicine yesterday when The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi confronted him at a press conference and demanded a urine sample.

It’s good joke–and it could even become a real policy initiative. Apparently, Georgia State Rep. Holcomb has introduced a bill requiring all state lawmakers to be drug-tested as well, saying “if required for the poor, we [lawmakers] need to do it, too.” Sounds fair. Alternatively, of course, we could just end the war on drugs, stop criminalizing poverty, and demand our lawmakers quit wasting time ...

Rick Scott, the unpopular Florida Gov who recently signed a law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving their benefits, got a taste of his own medicine yesterday when The Daily ...

Florida governor makes severe cuts to programs for people with disabilities

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the order of extreme cuts to the budget for programs that assist tens of thousands of folks with developmental disabilities:

Though a range of state services face cuts from this year’s Legislature, the governor invoked his emergency powers to order the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities to immediately roll back payments to group homes and social workers by 15 percent — an amount providers say could put them out of business and threaten their clients’ safety.

“lt’s not like, ‘Gee, does this mean I have to skip a vacation this year?'” said Amy Van Bergen, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. ...

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the order of extreme cuts to the budget for programs that assist tens of thousands of folks with developmental disabilities:

Though a range of state services face cuts from ...