Thursday, January 31, 2013
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls on state legislators to increase funding for school by $1.2 billion some are skeptical about his intentions. We’d like to get your take on the governor’s proposals, Tampa Bay.
Florida school districts that have struggled with multi-million-dollar budget cuts and teachers who’ve gone years sans raises are being offered some hope courtesy of Florida’s Republican governor. Rick Scott is calling on the state’s legislature to approve a budget that includes an extra $1.2 billion in funding for public schools. Some of that money would help fund across-the-board raises of $2,500 for the state’s teachers. The overall plan would also boost per-student funding by about 6.5 percent, according to TBO.com. "Investing in our teachers and in our education system is the key to our state's continued economic growth," Scott said in the TBO piece. "We made the hard choices to recover and get back on track — now we must make the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The former governor of Florida has announced he’s joined the Democrat Party. Could another run for the governor’s office be far behind?
First he was a Republican. Then he became an Independent. Now, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has officially joined the ranks of the Democrats. Crist made the announcement of his recent switch to the Democratic Party on his Twitter feed. “Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @Barack Obama,” he tweeted. Crist, a vocal supporter of Obama, is said to have signed the papers to become a Democrat while visiting the White House. The former Republican dropped his affiliation with that party during his 2010 Senate bid against now Sen. Marco Rubio. Crist’s announcement has many wondering if he’s positioning himself for a 2014 run against Gov. Rick Scott. Or, perhaps he has another seat in mind? We’d like to hear…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The former Republican has a key time slot at Thursday's DNC in Charlotte.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sometime after 8 p.m. and before 10 p.m., Charlie Crist will address the Democratic National Convention, according to WashingtonTimes.com. The website CNF13.com says that the time for the speech will be closer to 8:30 p.m. Florida's former governor was a Republican and then became independent. Accoring to the article, "He ran against Marco Rubio for the Florida Senate seat and lost. Crist is now flirting with the idea of becoming a Democrat and positioning himself for another run at the governorship in 2014."
Public Policy Polling gives President Barack Obama 48 percent over Mitt Romney's 47 percent.
Public Policy Polling's latest presidential poll in Florida, done after the Republican convention, finds no change in the Presidential race there. "Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 48-47, exactly as he did on our last poll of the state five weeks ago. "The Republican convention ... appears to have been a wash. 33% of voters say it made them more likely to vote for Republicans, 33% said it made them less likely to vote for Republicans, and 34% said it didn't make a difference to them either way." Charlie Crist to Speak Today at the DNC Obviously, President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, but one of the big questions for Florida …