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Is Gov. Rick Scott a friend or foe of the environment?

Gov. Rick Scott's mantra is jobs, jobs, jobs. The small-government, tea party-backed Republican isn't necessarily known as an environmental governor. He touts gutting regulations and state agencies, including ones that … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin governor fires back at Instagram 'haters' by posting shots of beer and cheese curds

The governor of Wisconsin wants all his instagram critics to kick back with a cold beer. After Wired published an article Thursday criticizing Republican governor Scott Walker for having a boring Instagram feed, Walker decided to hit...Show More Summary

Vermont's stock car-racing governor wins 50-lap feature

Vermont's stock car racing governor is back in victory lane. Republican Gov. Phil Scott won the 50-lap feature Thursday at Barre's Thunder Road. Scott is the all-time winningest driver in … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor, governor spar over death penalty in Florida's top court

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Aramis Ayala, a Democrat who took office in January, sued the Republican governor this spring over his decision to take her off two dozen murder cases. Scott says Florida state attorneys should "prosecute individuals to the fullest extent of the law," including the death penalty.

Agreement reached on education savings proposal

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and legislative leaders have announced an agreement on an education savings proposal. The Republican governor and Democratic Senate Pro Tempore Tim Ashe and Democratic House Speaker … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers submit revised marijuana bill to governor

Vermont legislators have sent a revised marijuana legalization bill to Republican Gov. Phil Scott ahead of next week's veto session. Sen. Dick Sears, a Bennington Democrat and chairman of the … Click to Continue »

Minnesota cage match, 2017 edition

(Scott Johnson) In June and July 2011 Minnesota-based Governor Mark Dayton engaged in a budget battle with the Minnesota legislature, both houses of which were then controlled by Republicans. Governor Dayton presided over a three-week government shutdown during which inessential offices were closed. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Republicans Are Giving Serious Consideration to Imposing Highway Tolls

La Crosse Tribune reports that Governor Scott Walker said yesterday, June 7, he would consider supporting the collection of tolls from motorists who enter Wisconsin from Illinois. And, the newspaper adds, “Senate Majority Leader Scott...Show More Summary

Vermont Gov. Scott signs bill to protect drinking water

The Vermont governor's office says a new law means the state's drinking water is better protected from contamination by the chemical known as PFOA. On Friday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott … Click to Continue »

Walker says he'd love to run against Madison mayor Soglin

Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he would love a chance to run against Democratic Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. The longtime mayor this weekend floated the possibility of running for governor … Click to Continue »

Trumpery in action: Florida governor vetoes orchestra’s work in schools

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Republican Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, has blocked a $500,000 grant that would have allowed the Florida Orchestra to work with schools and community orchestras. The veto was part of $34 million that Governor Scott cut on Friday from the state’s budget. The orchestra is dismayed. Its music director, Michael Francis, is a former LSO […]

We Will Continue To Fight The Hate Deep In The Heart of Texas

By Thomas Kennedy In 2011, the Florida legislature attempted to pass an Arizona-style “show me your papers” law at the behest of Republican Governor Rick Scott. The proposal generated a hugely controversial and heated debate in the legislature...Show More Summary

Vermont governor says talks continuing on marijuana plan

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what's expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of … Click to Continue »

Vermont's Governor Showed His Political Hypocrisy by Vetoing Legal Marijuana

"Libertarian" Phil Scott enforces nanny state values. Vermont, of all places, offers the latest example of how marijuana makes people crazy, the people in this case being the Republican governor and most of the Republican Party. ForShow More Summary

'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.

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