Rick Scott

Cut Taxes or Expand Medicaid? Florida Governor Rick Scott Is in Quite a Pickle.
April 17, 2015

What do Republicans like more than tax cuts? Denying insurance to a million poor people.

Florida's State Employees are Preparing for Climate Change, Even as Their Governor Bans the Phrase
March 22, 2015

State employees are thinking long-term even as their governor hamstrings them.

"Fangate" Wasn't Even the Dumbest Part of the Crist-Scott Debate
October 16, 2014

It was Gov. Rick Scott's answer about climate change.

Rick Scott, Meet the Politics of Climate Change
August 05, 2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott, once a proud climate denier, is now reluctant to talk about it. What changed?

Republican Says Dinosaurs Killed by Climate Change, Omits Giant Asteroid
June 10, 2014

Yes, dinosaurs went extinct due to changes in the climate, but those changes were because a city-sized asteroid slammed into the Earth. 

New Evidence: There is No Science-Education Crisis
September 05, 2013

It’s common knowledge that the United States is miles behind other developed countries in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and that our economy suffers from, as Bill Gates has put it, “a severe shortfall of scientists and

Rick Snyder, Michigan’s Reluctant Union-Buster
December 07, 2012

Yes, the seat of the United Auto Workers is about to become right-to-work, thanks to the governor who said he had no interest in doing so.

Turning Down Medicaid: Even More Stupid Than It Seems
July 12, 2012

Basic decency ought to be reason enough for all states, even those with Republican governors, to participate in the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid.

How the Medicaid Fight Kicked Off the 2016 Presidential Race
July 11, 2012

In all the puzzlement over the irrationality of Republican governors vowing to turn down the bonanza of federal dollars provided for expanding Medicaid, there’s a reason hiding in plain sight: pure ambition.  It’s no accident that several of the fire-breathers on this subject—notably Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley—have exhibited interest in (or have been reported to covet) higher office.  I don’t know if Rick Perry still wants to be president, or can overcome the impression of buffoonery and incompetence that helped sink his once-formidable 2012 campaign.  But I do know that his one

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