Preparing for Hurricane Irma
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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

On September 4th, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm and Florida must be prepared.” Following this Executive Order, Governor…

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Florida and Minnesota Governors Veto Alimony Reform/Equal Parenting Bills

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…

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Gov. Scott Says Florida Alimony Reform Bill is ‘Retroactive’

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.

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Gov. Rick Scott Vetoes Florida Alimony Reform Bill

Governor Rick Scott has vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida. Central Florida News 13 reports.

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Florida House Passes Bill to End Permanent Alimony, Governor Needs to Sign

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.