The universal voucher proposal floated this week by Gov.-elect Rick Scott's transition team is drawing opposition from at least one longtime supporter of school vouchers.
Gov.-elect Rick Scott's transition team released 147 pages of policy documents on Monday. Though the recommendations aren't binding, the Florida Tribune reports that they will be taken seriously.
In a memo (.pdf) sent to the heads of each of Florida's five water management districts, a state Department of Environmental Protection special counsel writes that districts need to begin paring down or eliminating certain functions — an unsurprising request, given recent budget cuts. But environmental groups are worried about portions of the memo, which expressly indicate that the districts' responsibilities be limited in several areas — including land acquisition, wetlands mitigation, water conservation and the regulation of water supply and environmental resources.
Tomorrow, Republican David Rivera will be sworn in as a congressman from the 25th District of Florida. But today the Republican representative-elect admitted that he received $137,000 in loans from a company co-owned by his mother that received payments from Flagler Dog Track as it was campaigning the legislature to allow slot machines when Rivera was a state representative.
The transition team of Gov.-elect Rick Scott is quietly mulling a plan to have residential power customers pick up the tab for a cut in business utility rates, the News Service of Florida reports.