For the second time in a year, a governor has vetoed an equal parenting bill. Last year it was Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota who vetoed a bill that was 13 years in the making and that had finally gotten the approval of both houses of the state legislature. Now it’s Governor Rick Scott’s turn…
Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday night vetoed a bill that overhauled Florida’s alimony and child custody laws. In a two-page veto letter Scott said he couldn’t support the bill because it applies retroactively. Christine Jordan Sexton reports for the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The fight between those who want alimony changed in Florida and those who do not is spirited, but a decision will not be drawn out. Christine Jordan Sexton reports for the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Florida lawmakers approved a bill ending permanent alimony on Thursday, April 18th even while Florida Bar lobbyists have been trying to persuade Governor Rick Scott to veto it. James L. Rosica reports for the Associated Press.