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'I'm not sure the time is right now': Vermont governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said on Wednesday he will veto legislation that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize marijuana. "We must get this right," Scott said during a Wednesday press conference. "I think we need to move a little bit slower. Show More Summary

Vermont governor still undecided on marijuana legalization

Republican Gov. Phil Scott is expected to decide soon whether he will allow the state to become the first in the country to legalize marijuana by a legislative act rather … Click to Continue »

Vermont lawmakers pass budget, governor vows veto

The Vermont Legislature has completed its work for the year, but Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he's going to veto the state budget because of the ongoing dispute about teacher … Click to Continue »

Vermont marijuana legalization bill heads to governor's desk

The legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state of Vermont is now in the hands of Republican Gov. Phil Scott. Vermont legislators sent their marijuana legalization bill to Scott's … Click to Continue »

Vermont Legislature, governor continue to seek benefit deal

The Vermont Legislature and Republican Gov. Phil Scott are going to continue their efforts to reach a deal on teacher health care benefits that will allow lawmakers to go home … Click to Continue »

Vermont’s State Legislature Has Approved A Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Republican governor Phil Scott “has not made a final decision” about signing it.

Florida governor signs Lake Okeechobee bill, 10 others

A plan to build reservoirs south of Florida's Lake Okeechobee to treat polluted water before it flows downstream is now law. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill on Tuesday, … Click to Continue »

Gov. Walker doesn't support Assembly GOP gas tax changes

Assembly Republicans' plan to pay for Wisconsin roads by applying the sales tax to gas has run into a roadblock in Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP governor and Assembly Republicans … Click to Continue »

The Latest: House blocks governor's health care savings plan

The Latest on Vermont teacher health care savings plans (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The House has blocked Republican Gov. Phil Scott's proposal from advancing on how to save money … Click to Continue »

Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania assaults tracker—and it's caught on camera

Rule No. 1 of modern politics: Never, ever mess with the trackers—a rule that Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner just threw out the window. On Tuesday, Wagner, a wealthy trash magnate who is hoping for the GOP nod against Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

Agriculture Commissioner Putnam running for Florida governor

Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is running for Florida governor. Putnam filed his paperwork on Monday to seek the seat being vacated by Republican Gov. Rick Scott due to term … Click to Continue »

Vermont governor may race his stockcar this weekend

Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott, a longtime race car driver, says he may race in the Merchant's Bank 150, held at Vermont's Thunder Road in Barre. Scott says he will … Click to Continue »

GOP leader: Legislature should pass governor's health idea

The minority leader of the Vermont Senate says he and fellow Republicans will try to push through Gov. Phil Scott's proposal to have teachers negotiate their health care benefits with … Click to Continue »

Vermont governor teases return to stock car racing

Vermont's first-term governor is looking to get back in the seat — the driver's seat. Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he plans to practice at the Thunder Road Speedbowl this … Click to Continue »

Vermont governor urges disposal of unused medication

Republican Gov. Phil Scott is asking people to get rid of their unused medication, especially opioid painkillers, to reduce its availability and curb addiction. Scott says there is nearly one … Click to Continue »

Vermont Governor to assess progress

Vermont's first-term Republican Gov. Phil Scott is going to address his administration's progress. Scott's tenure has been marked by initial conflict with a Democrat-controlled Legislature over the state's nearly $6 … Click to Continue »

House votes to block governor's plan to merge departments

The state House has voted to block a plan by Republican Gov. Phil Scott to merge the Department of Liquor Control and the Department of Lottery. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to … Click to Continue »

Florida governor strips 21 murder cases from prosecutor who opposes death penalty

Florida's Republican governor on Monday took 21 more first-degree murder cases away from a Democratic prosecutor who has said she will no longer seek the death penalty. Gov. Rick Scott gave the cases being handled by Orlando-area State Atty. Aramis Ayala to neighboring State Atty. Brad King. Ayala...

Florida governor takes prosecutor off murder cases for death penalty stance

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday removed a prosecutor from 21 murder cases in the Orlando area because she has said she would not seek the death penalty during her tenure. The Republican governor previously took Aramis Ayala, the elected prosecutor in central Florida’s Ninth Judicial...

GOP candidate for Pennsylvania governor thinks climate change caused by Earth moving closer to the sun

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate said this week that global warming is caused by the Earth moving closer to the sun. NPR reports that Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Wagner on Tuesday gave a talk in favor of conducting natural gas drilling in state forests — and he justified...

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