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RICK SCOTT - Florida Governor (Tea Party)


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RICK SCOTT - Florida Governor (Tea Party)
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RICK SCOTT - Florida Governor (Tea Party)

  1. 1. FROM: accordance with Federal Laws provided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestRick ScottFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis article is about the politician and former head of Columbia HCA. For other people of the same name, see Richard Scott(disambiguation). Rick Scott 45th Governor of Florida Incumbent Assumed office January 4, 2011 Lieutenant Jennifer Carroll Preceded by Charlie Crist Personal details December 1, 1952 (age 59) Born Bloomington, Illinois Political party Republican Spouse(s) Ann Scott Jordan Children Allison Residence Naples, Florida[1] University of Missouri, Kansas City Alma mater Southern Methodist University Profession Business executive Religion Evangelical Christian Website Official website Military service
  2. 2. Allegiance United StatesService/branch United States NavyYears of service 1971–1974[2] Rank Petty Officer Third Class[3] Unit USS GloverRichard Lynn "Rick" Scott (born December 1, 1952) is an American politician who is the 45th and currentGovernor of the U.S. state of Florida.Scott served in the U.S. Navy and then went into business. He earned a business degree and law degree and joineda Dallas firm where he became partner. In 1987 he helped found the Columbia Hospital Corporation with twobusiness partners; this merged with Hospital Corporation of America in 1989 to form Columbia/HCA andeventually became the largest private for-profit health care company in the U.S. He was forced to resign as ChiefExecutive of Columbia/HCA in 1997 amid a scandal over the companys business and Medicare billing practices;the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to pay the federal government over $600million.[4][5][6][7][8] Scott later became a venture capitalist, and entered into politics in 2010, when he announced hisintention to run for Governor of Florida. Having defeated Bill McCollum in the Republican primary election, Scottdefeated Democrat Alex Sink in a close race in the 2010 Florida gubernatorial election.[9]Contents[hide]  1 Early life and education  2 Early business career o 2.1 Scott history at Columbia Hospital Corporation  2.1.1 Columbia/HCA fraud case details o 2.2 Venture capitalist o 2.3 The Health Network o 2.4 Solantic o 2.5 Pharmaca o 2.6 Other work  3 Political career o 3.1 Conservatives for Patients Rights o 3.2 2010 Florida gubernatorial campaign  4 Florida Governor o 4.1 Redistricting amendments o 4.2 Rejection of federal funding for high-speed rail o 4.3 Port of Miami development o 4.4 Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare applicants  5 Election history o 5.1 2010 Florida Gubernatorial race  6 Other  7 References  8 External linksEarly life and educationRick Scott was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where his father was a truckdriver and his mother worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney, among other jobs.[10] Scott graduated from high school in1970, and then attended one year of community college after which he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was
  3. 3. in the Navy for 29 months[11] and served on the USS Glover as a radar technician.[citation needed] Scott later graduatedfrom the University of Missouri–Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a lawdegree from Southern Methodist University.[12]In 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann.[10] They live in Naples and are founding members of thenondenominational Naples Community Church.[1]Early business careerScott made his first foray into business while he was in college, buying and reviving two Kansas City donut shops.After graduating from law school, Scott practiced law in Dallas, Texas. He was a partner at Johnson & Swanson,which was the largest law firm in Dallas at that time. One of his major clients was Tom Hicks of HM CapitalPartners.Scott history at Columbia Hospital CorporationIn April 1987, Scott made his first attempt to buy the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). While still a partnerat Johnson & Swanson, Scott formed the HCA Acquisition Company with two former executives of RepublicHealth Corporation, Charles Miller and Richard Ragsdale.[13] With financing from Citicorp conditional onacquisition of HCA,[14] the proposed holding company offered $3.85 billion for 80 million shares at $47 each,intending to assume an additional $1.2 billion in debt, for a total $5 billion deal.[15] However, HCA declined theoffer, and the bid was withdrawn.[16]In 1988, Scott and Richard Rainwater, a multimillionaire financier from Fort Worth, each put up $125,000 inworking capital in their new company, Columbia Hospital Corporation,[17] and borrowed the remaining moneyneeded to purchase two struggling hospitals in El Paso for $60 million.[18] Then they acquired a neighboringhospital and shut it down. Within a year, the remaining two were doing much better.[11] By the end of 1989,Columbia Hospital Corporation owned four hospitals with a total of 833 beds.[18]In 1992, Columbia made a stock purchase of Basic American Medical, which owned eight hospitals, primarily insouthwestern Florida. In September 1993, Columbia did another stock purchase, worth $3.4 billion, of GalenHealthcare, which had been spun off by Humana Inc. a few months before.[19] At the time, Galen hadapproximately 90 hospitals. After the purchase, Galen stockholders had 82 percent of the stock in the combinedcompany, with Scott still running the company.[18]In 1994, Columbia purchased Scotts former acquisition target, HCA, which had approximately 100 hospitals. In1995, Columbia purchased Healthtrust, which had approximately 80 hospitals, primarily in rural communities. By1997, Columbia/HCA had become the worlds largest health care provider with more than 340 hospitals, 130surgery centers, and 550 home health locations in 38 states and two foreign countries. With annual revenues inexcess of $23 billion, the company employed more than 285,000 people, making it the 7th largest U.S. employerand the 12th largest employer worldwide. Based on market capitalization, Columbia ranked in the top 50companies in America and top 100 worldwide. That same year, the company was recognized by Business Weekmagazine as one of the 50 Best Performing Companies of the S&P 500.Columbia/HCA fraud case detailsOn March 19, 1997, investigators from the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health andHuman Services served search warrants at Columbia/HCA facilities in El Paso and on dozens of doctors withsuspected ties to the company. [20]
  4. 4. Following the raids, the Columbia/HCA board of directors forced Scott to resign as Chairman and CEO.[21] He waspaid $9.88 million in a settlement. He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million.[22][23][24]In 1999, Columbia/HCA changed its name back to HCA, Inc.In settlements reached in 2000 and 2002, Columbia/HCA plead guilty to 14 felonies and agreed to a $600+ millionfine in the largest fraud settlement in US history. Columbia/HCA admitted systematically overcharging thegovernment by claiming marketing costs as reimbursable, by striking illegal deals with home care agencies, and byfiling false data about use of hospital space. They also admitted fraudulently billing Medicare and other healthprograms by inflating the seriousness of diagnoses and to giving doctors partnerships in company hospitals as akickback for the doctors referring patients to HCA. They filed false cost reports, fraudulently billing Medicare forhome health care workers, and paid kickbacks in the sale of home health agencies and to doctors to refer patients.In addition, they gave doctors "loans" never intending to be repaid, free rent, free office furniture, and free drugsfrom hospital pharmacies.[4][5][6][7][8]In late 2002, HCA agreed to pay the U.S. government $631 million, plus interest, and pay $17.5 million to stateMedicaid agencies, in addition to $250 million paid up to that point to resolve outstanding Medicare expenseclaims.[25] In all, civil law suits cost HCA more than $2 billion to settle, by far the largest fraud settlement in UShistory.[26]Venture capitalistAfter the forced departure from Columbia/HCA in 1997, Scott launched Richard L. Scott Investments, based inNaples, Florida (originally in Stamford, Connecticut[27]), which has stakes in health care, manufacturing andtechnology companies.Between 1998 and 2001, Scott purchased 50% of CyberGuard Corporation for approximately $10 million.Amongst his investors was Metro Nashville finance director David Manning.[27] In 2006, CyberGuard was sold toSecure Computing for over $300 million.In February 2005, Scott purchased Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (CSP) in Detroit, Michigan. In July 2006,CSP purchased Budd Plastics from ThyssenKrupp, making Continental Structural Plastics the largest industrialcomposites molder in North America.In 2005-2006, Scott provided the initial round of funding of $3 million to, which offered hospitals,physicians, and other health care providers the opportunity to post information about their prices, hours, locations,insurance accepted, and personal backgrounds online.[28] The company was founded with his daughter Allison.[27]In 2008, Alijor was sold to HealthGrades.In May 2008, Scott purchased Drives, one of the worlds leading independent designers and manufacturers ofheavy-duty drive chain-based products and assemblies for industrial and agricultural applications and precision-engineered augers for agricultural, material handling, construction and related applications.Scott reportedly has an interest in a chain of family fun centers/bowling alleys, S&S Family Entertainment, inKentucky and Tennessee led by Larry Schmittou, one of baseballs legendary minor league owners.[29]The Health NetworkIn July 1997, Columbia/HCA Healthcare purchased controlling interest in Americas Health Network (AHN), thefirst 24-hour health care cable channel. They pulled out of the deal on the day of the closing because Scott andVanderwater were terminated. This caused the immediate layoff of over 250 people in Orlando.[30] Later in 1997,Scott became majority owner of AHN.[31] In 1998, Scott and former Columbia/HCA Healthcare President David
  5. 5. Vandewater were the leaders in a group of investors that gave AHN a major infusion of cash so that the companycould continue to operate.[32][33]In mid-1999 AHN merged with Fit TV, a subsidiary of Fox Networks; the combination was renamed The HealthNetwork.[34] Later in 1999, in a deal between News Corp., Fox Networks owner, and WebMD, the latter receivedhalf-ownership of The Health Network. WebMD planned to relaunch The Health Network as WebMD Televisionin the fall of 2000, with new programming, but that company announced cutbacks and restructuring in September2000, and in January 2001, Fox regained 100% ownership.[35] In September 2001, The Fox Cable Networks Groupsold The Health Network to its main rival, the Discovery Health Channel, for $155 million in cash plus a 10percent equity stake in Discovery Health.[36]SolanticSolantic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, was co-founded in 2001 by Scott and Karen Bowling, a former televisionanchor whom Scott met after Columbia bought what is now Memorial Hospital Jacksonville in 1995.[10] Solanticopened its first urgent care center in 2002. It provides urgent care services, immunizations, physicals, drugscreening, and care for injured workers. The corporation attracts patients who do not have insurance, cannot getappointments with their primary care physicians, or do not have primary care physicians. Solantic is intended to bean alternative to the emergency room care that these types of patients often seek, or for not seeing a doctor at all.In 2006, Scott said that his plans for Solantic were to establish a national brand of medical clinics.[10] In August2007, the company received a $40 million investment from a private equity firm and said that it expected to open35 clinics by the end of 2009, with annual revenues of $100 million once all these clinics were open, compared to$20 million at the time.[37] As of March 2009, Solantic had 24 centers, all located in Florida.[38]Solantic was the target of an employment discrimination suit, which allegedly claimed that from a Scott-directedpolicy to not hire elderly or overweight applicants, preferring mainstream candidates. It was settled for anundisclosed sum on May 23, 2007.[39]PharmacaIn 2003, Scott invested $5.5 million in Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies,[40] which operates drugstores/pharmaciesthat offer vitamins, herbal medicine, skin products, homeopathic medicines, and prescriptions. Other investors inPharmaca include Tom Stemberg, founder and former CEO of Staples, and Arthur Blank, co-founder of HomeDepot.Other workIn the 1990s, Scott was a partner of George W. Bush in ownership of the Texas Rangers.[41]Political careerConservatives for Patients RightsMain article: Conservatives for Patients RightsIn February 2009, Scott founded Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR), which he said was intended to putpressure on U.S. Democrats to enact health care legislation based on free-market principles.[42] As of March, Scotthad given about $5 million for a planned $20 million ad campaign by CPR.[43] CPR opposes the broad outlines ofPresident Obamas health-care plans and has hired Creative Response Concepts, a public relations firm whichpreviously worked with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth among others.
  6. 6. 2010 Florida gubernatorial campaignMain article: Florida gubernatorial election, 2010Scott ran against Democratic nominee Alex Sink.[44]On April 9, 2010, Scott announced his candidacy for the 2010 Republican Party nomination for Governor ofFlorida.[45] Susie Wiles, former communications chief to Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, served as his campaignmanager, and Tony Fabrizio was his chief pollster. It was reported on May 7 that Scotts campaign had alreadyspent $4.7 million on television and radio ads.[46] Scotts first video advertisement was released to YouTube onApril 13.[47]During the primary campaign, Scotts opponent, Bill McCollum, made an issue of Scotts role at Columbia/HCA.Scott countered that the FBI never targeted him. Marc Caputo of Miami Herald contended that a 1998 billsponsored by McCollum would have made it more difficult to prosecute Medicare fraud cases, and is counter to hiscurrent view and allegation.[48] Scott won the August primary with approximately 47% percent of the vote,compared to 43% voting for McCollum, with McCollum conceding the race after midnight.By the October 25, 2010 Tampa debate between Scott and Alex Sink, Scott had spent $60 million of his ownmoney on the campaign compared to Democratic opponent Alex Sinks $28 million.[49] The Fort Myers NewsPress quoted Rick Scott as saying in total he spent $78 million of his own money on the campaign.Rick Scott ultimately won in the general election for Governor of Florida, defeating Alex Sink by around 68,000votes, or 1.29%.[50]Florida GovernorRick Scott assumed office as the 45th Governor of Florida on January 4, 2011.Redistricting amendmentsIn the 2010 elections, Florida voters passed constitutional amendments banning gerrymandering of congressionaland legislative districts.[51] In February 2011, Scott withdrew a request to the United States Department of Justiceto approve these amendments, which according to The Miami Herald may delay the implementation of theredistricting plan because the Voting Rights Act requires preclearance of state laws likely to have an impact onminority representation. Scott said he wants to make sure that the redistricting is done properly.[52] Severaladvocacy groups sued Scott in federal court to compel Scott to resubmit the acts to the Justice Department.[53]Richard Pildes, a professor of constitutional law and expert on election law at New York University School ofLaw, called Scotts actions "extraordinary" because Scott "is essentially using a federal law obligation that bindsthe states to attempt to avoid enforcing a state law that he apparently would prefer the state had not adopted."[54]Rejection of federal funding for high-speed railOn February 16, 2011, Scott rejected $2.3 billion in federal funding to develop high-speed rail between Tampa andOrlando. Scott cited concerns about ridership and cost overruns.[55] In response, a veto-proof majority in theFlorida Senate approved a letter rebuking Scott and asking the Department of Transportation to continuefunding.[56][57] On February 18, United States Senators from Rhode Island Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse senta letter to Ray LaHood, the United States Secretary of Transportation, to ask LaHood to redirect some of the railfunding intended for Florida to Rhode Island. Reed and Whitehouse said the money would improve Rhode Islandsrail system and provide jobs in the state.[58] On March 1, 2011, two state senators filed a petition with the FloridaSupreme Court to compel Scott to accept the rail funds on the grounds that Scott lacked constitutional authority to
  7. 7. reject funds that a prior legislature approved.[59] On March 4, 2011, the Florida Supreme Court held that Scottsrejection of the rail funds did not violate the Florida Constitution.[60]Port of Miami developmentFollowing his rejection of Central Floridas High Speed Rail project, Rick Scott moved to have the FloridaDepartment of Transportation amend its work plan to include $77 million for dredging the Port of Miami to adepth of 50 feet. Once the port is dredged, Panamax-sized vessels coming through the expanded Panama Canalcould load and unload cargo there.[61]Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare applicantsIn June 2011 Governor Scott signed a bill requiring those seeking welfare under the federal Temporary Assistancefor Needy Families program to submit to drug screenings. Applicants who fail a drug test may name anotherperson to receive benefits for their children.[62] In an interview with CNN host Don Lemon Scott said, "Studiesshow that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare," and " But the bottomline is, if theyre not using drugs, its not an issue." Government researchers in 1999 - 2000 reported "that 9.6percent of people in families receiving some type of government assistance reported recent drug use, compared to6.8 percent among people in families receiving no government assistance at all." [63] However preliminary figuresshow that just 2.5% of applicants tested positive for drugs, with 2% declining to take the test, while the JusticeDepartment estimates that around 6% of Americans do drugs overall.[64]Election history2010 Florida Gubernatorial race General Election Results[65] Party Candidate Votes Percentage Republican Rick Scott & Jennifer Carroll 2,619,335 48.87% Democratic Alex Sink & Rod Smith 2,557,785 47.72% Independence Peter Allen & John E Zanni 123,831 2.31% No party Michael E. Arth & Al Krulick 18,644 0.35% No party Farid Khavari & Darcy G. Richardson 7,487 0.14% No party C. C. Reed & Larry Waldo, Sr. 18,842 0.35%
  8. 8. No party Daniel Imperato & Karl C.C. Behm 13,690 0.26% No party Josue Larose & Valencia St Louis (write-in) 121 0.00% Totals 5,359,735 100% Republican holdSource: Florida Division of ElectionsOther  Member of the National Board of the United Way, 1997[66] to 2003.[67]  Time Magazine, Americas 25 Most Influential People, June 1996[11]  Financial World magazine, silver award for the CEO of the Year, 1995[68]  Columbia University, School of Nursing, Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care, 1995[68]References 1. ^ a b Biography page at Scotts campaign site 2. ^ "Summary of Information on Rick Scott". Retrieved 2011-05-30. 3. ^ "Oh, if only Florida had a governor who liked business people – Central Florida Political Pulse – Orlando Sentinel". Retrieved 2011-05-30. 4. ^ a b LARGEST HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASE IN U.S. HISTORY SETTLED HCA INVESTIGATION NETS RECORD TOTAL OF $1.7 BILLION 5. ^ a b Disaster Of The Day: HCA 6. ^ a b "The risk of choosing Scott". Retrieved 2011-05-30. 7. ^ a b Stires, David (February 9, 2004). "Bringing HCA Back to Life After years of scandal, the hospital chain is healthy again--and might just be a buy". CNN. 8. ^ a b Cave, Damien. "Rick Scott". The New York Times. 9. ^ Smith, Ben (April 13, 2010). "Health Care Figure Running for Florida Governor". Politico. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 10. ^ a b c d M.C. Moewe (April 14, 2006). "Ex-Columbia chief helps grow Solantic". Jacksonville Business Journal. 11. ^ a b c "Time 25". Time Magazine. June 17, 1996. 12. ^ "About Rick Scott". 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 13. ^ "Hospital Corp. Bid Is Dropped". The New York Times. April 22, 1987. 14. ^ Milt Freudenheim (5 October 1993). "The Hospital Worlds Hard-Driving Money Man". The New York Times. 15. ^ "Bid for Hospital Corporation Withdrawn". The Washington Post. 16. ^ "HCA Board Takes No Action on $3.85 Billion Takeover Bid". Associated Press. 17 April 1987. 17. ^ Milt Freudenheim (October 4, 1993). "Largest Publicly Held Hospital Chain Is Planned". New York Times. 18. ^ a b c Floyd Norris (October 6, 1994). "Efficiencies of scale are taken to the nth degree at Columbia". New York Times. 19. ^ Kathryn Jones (November 21, 1993). "A Hospital Giant Comes to Town, Bringing Change". New York Times. 20. ^ "U.S. Expands Search of Columbia/HCA in Texas". The New York Times. 21. ^ Eichenwald, Kurt (July 1997). "2 Leaders are out at health giant as inquiry goes on". New York Times. 22. ^ "Rick Scott profits off the uninsured - Healthcare Reform | Obama Health Care Plan". 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 23. ^ "Hospital Firm Ousts Its Founder; Columbia/Hca Tries To Stop Slide. - Free Online Library". 1997-07-26. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  9. 9. 24. ^ Moewe, M.C. (April 17, 2006). "Ex-Columbia chief helps grow Solantic".25. ^ Julie Appleby (December 18, 2002). "HCA to settle more allegations for $631M". USA Today.26. ^ "The Accomplishments of the Department of Justice 2001-2009" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-30.27. ^ a b c "Great Scott by Drew Ruble, businesstn, July, 2006. Retrieved 6/23/09.28. ^ Lisa Sibley (July 25, 2008). "Alijors online directory of providers growing". San Jose Business Journal.29. ^ "25 Emerging Companies." Nashville Post. December 1, 2002. Retrieved 6/23/09.30. ^ Tom Brinkmoeller (July 25, 1997). "Columbia buys stake in Americas Health Network". Orlando Business Journal dead link.31. ^ "Former Columbia/HCA official gains $9.9 million in severances". The (Oklahoma City) Journal Record. November 14, 1997.32. ^ "Whats Richard Scott been doing? Keeping a low profile". The (Oklahoma City) Journal Record. August 3, 1998.33. ^ By early 1999, the network was available in 9.5 million American homes.Lisa Napoli (February 22, 1999). "Where Dr. Spock Meets E.R. on Line". New York Times.34. ^ Jill Krueger (June 4, 1999). "AHN getting `fit with Fox TV; Cable start-up gets backing, distribution muscle with network merger". Orlando Business Journal.35. ^ Linda Moss (January 8, 2001). "News Corp. Gets All of Health Network". Multichannel News.36. ^ "Discovery snaps up rival health network". Media Life Magazine. September 4, 2001.37. ^ Urvaksh Karkaria (August 15, 2007). "Solantic to expand well beyond state: The urgent-care center is planning to open 35 more clinics by the end of 2009". Jacksonville Times-Union.38. ^ Phil Galewitz (April 1, 2009). "Bethesda hospital, Solantic to open urgent care center". Palm Beach Post.39. ^ Tristram Korten (October 10, 2009). "A healthcare reform foes alleged history of discrimination". ^ "Pharmaca gets equity to expand store base". Chain Drug Review. December 15, 2003.41. ^ Ex-Hospital CEO Battles Reform Effort, Dan Eggen, Washington Post, May 11, 200942. ^ Mullins, Brody; Kilman, Scott (February 26, 2009). "Lobbyists Line Up to Torpedo Speech Proposals". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 2, 2009.43. ^ Edward Lee Pitts (March 28, 2009). "Conservatives worry that the cost of a government health plan can go in only one direction". World Magazine.44. ^ Catherine Whittenburg (24 August 2010). "Scott claims victory in Republican governors race". The Tampa Tribune.45. ^ "Is Rick Scott the top Republican governor candidate on Facebook?". Politifact. St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald. April 22, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2010.46. ^ Smith, Adam C. (May 7, 2010). "Rick Scott, multimillionaire political rookie, gunning to be governor of Florida". St. Petersburg Times.47. ^ Scott for Florida (April 13, 2010). "Accountable". YouTube. Retrieved June 24, 2010.48. ^ Caputo, Marc. "Bill McCollums attacks on rival Rick Scott clash with record". Miami Herald.49. ^ "Orlando Sentinel, "Governors Race: Rick, Scott, Alex Sink save harshest word for last debate."". 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2011-05-30.50. ^ Florida Governor race for 2010 from Florida Election Watch51. ^ Mark I Pinsky (December 2010). "Florida Voters Pass Milestone Measures to End Gerrymandering". Politics Daily.52. ^ Steve Bousquet (January 25, 2011). "Rick Scott moves to delay redistrict plan". The Miami Herald.53. ^ Mary Ellen Klas (February 3, 2011). "Gov. Rick Scott sued over decision to halt federal review over redistricting standards". St. Petersburg Times.54. ^ David G. Savage (February 9, 2011). "Florida governor turns Voting Rights Act rule on its head". Los Angeles Times.55. ^ Williams, Timothy. "Florida’s Governor Rejects High-Speed Rail Line, Fearing Cost to Taxpayers", The New York Times, 16 February 2011. Retrieved on 2011-02-19.56. ^ Malcolm Out Loud Interview with Rick Scott, malcolmoutloud.tv57. ^ Zinc, Janet & Bender, Michael. "Scott rebuked by 26 senators over high-speed rail funding", The Miami Herald, 17 February 2011. Retrieved on 2011-02-19.58. ^ Associated Press. "RIs US senators request FL high speed rail funds", Bloomberg News, 18 February 2011. Retrieved on 2011-02-19.59. ^ Tracy,Dan & Schlueb, Mark. "2 lawmakers ask high court to force Scott to take high-speed rail money", [[The Orlando Sentinel, 1 March 2011. Retrieved on 2011-03-01.60. ^ Kastenbaum, Steve. "Florida high-speed train project derailed; Court rules for Scott", CNN, 4 March 2011. Retrieved on 2011-03-04.61. ^ "Gov. Rick Scott promises $77 million for Port of Miami project - St. Petersburg Times". Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  10. 10. 62. ^ "Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure". Retrieved 2011-09-28. 63. ^ "Rick Scott says welfare recipients are more likely to use illicit drugs". Retrieved 2011-09-28. 64. ^ "Fla. welfare applicants less likely to use drugs". Retrieved 2011-09-28. 65. ^ [1][dead link] 66. ^ "Revised Board of Governors, April 1997",, via, retrieved April 4, 2009 67. ^ "United Way of America Board of Governors, As of April 27, 2002,, via, retrieved April 4, 2009 (web page dated February 2003) 68. ^ a b "Health Plan Exec Honored by Nursing School". Columbia University Record (Columbia University). October 20, 1995. Retrieved 2009-04-05.External links  Governor Rick Scott official Florida government site  Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC  Biography at the National Governors Association  Biography, interest group ratings, public statements, vetoes and campaign finances at Project Vote Smart  Biography at at The Washington Post  Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues  Campaign contributions at  Appearances on C-SPAN programs  Collected news and commentary at The New York Times  Profile at Notable Names Database Party political offices Republican nominee for Governor of Preceded by Florida Most recent Charlie Crist 2010 Political offices Preceded by Governor of Florida Incumbent Charlie Crist 2011–present United States order of precedence Succeeded by Mayor of city in which event is held Preceded by Order of Precedence of the United States Joe Biden Within Florida as Vice President Succeeded by Otherwise John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives Preceded by Succeeded by Order of Precedence of the United States Rick Snyder Outside Florida Rick Perry as Governor of Michigan as Governor of Texas