Tag Archives: Rick Scott

FL correctons officers seem confident of legislative failure to reform DoC

Key legislator wants prison inspector general fired | Naked Politics The House and Senate have proposed separate bills that increase oversight at the agency. The Senate plan, SB 7020, proposes an independent oversight board with a small full-time staff while … Continue reading

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Speak up now, or FL Senate’s hard work re #DeadInmates will be undone by House dilettantes

People that take a firm stance on matters they know nothing about only perturb me when they are in positions of power … particularly positions of legislative power. Florida Senators, led by Greg Evers – after numerous hearings – constructed … Continue reading

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Florida’s electric companies shareholders should sue them

In Sunshine State, Big Energy Blocks Solar Power | Florida Center for Investigative Reporting With little support in Tallahassee, a coalition of conservative and liberal groups hopes to make Florida friendlier to rooftop solar energy with a 2016 ballot initiative. … Continue reading

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Probation only for confessed rapist, a FL corrections officer

Florida’s Record on Rape | The Marshall Project Lemuel McMillan was a prisoner at the Northwest Florida Reception Center in May 2009 when a corrections officer named Ricardo Hay raped him in the laundry room. Another inmate had made a … Continue reading

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@Paula_Dockery calls out @FLGovScott on prison reform

Paula Dockery: Come on, Gov. Scott, get to work fixing corrections department | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune People are dying in state care, and all Gov. Rick Scott can muster is a blank stare. Since 2000, 3,954 inmates have … Continue reading

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Florida House version of Senate prison reform bill will make only homicidal guards/officials happy

The Florida Senate exhibited due diligence in authoring their prison reform bill. They held hearings, they accepted correspondence from constituents, they visited prisons unannounced, and much more. What gruesome matters the Senate addressed in their bill can be understood quickly … Continue reading

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Cronkite 1980 segment pegs @FLGovScott as year round fool, not just April

Retro news: Cronkite’s 1980 global warming alert. — The Daily Climate On April 3, 1980, Cronkite tossed to a news piece from CBS veteran Nelson Benton. Thirty-five years ago, for two and half minutes – an eternity even then by … Continue reading

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