Posts by Travis Pillow
Oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg marked the one-year anniversary of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility by saying the fund has at least looked at 97 percent of the claims it has received.
A St. Petersburg Times editorial argues that sentencing reform — not privatization — is a more effective way to cut prison costs. Plus: five more important items!
The candidates at Saturday’s U.S. Senate debate in Orlando spent most of the time agreeing with each other (some wraparound coverage of the debate can be found here and here). The four Republicans are all opposed to abortion (with some nuances), and they all believe taxes should be lower, the federal government should be smaller, the United Nations undermines America’s sovereignty and states’ rights should be paramount.
The watchdog agency for Florida’s prison health care system officially closed down on Thursday, prompting criticism from lawmakers who hoped it could be preserved.
Emails from Gov. Rick Scott’s transition team — which are public records — were somehow deleted, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Plus: five more important items!
Number of the day: 2 — number of states with lower overall ACT scores than Florida. Plus: five more important items!
Rick Scott is not the first Florida governor to eke out a narrow election victory amid a Republican wave fueled by frustration with government, or to follow that up with an executive order calling for a top-to-bottom review of government rules.
Gov. Rick Scott suffered a legal setback Tuesday when the Florida Supreme Court ruled that an effort to hold up new state regulations was unconstitutional, but the practical effects of the decision are still unclear.