20 Facts About Rick Scott

1. In 2018, Rick Scott supported the efforts of the company to build the rail and get taxpayer-financing.

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2. Unlike many other establishment Republicans, Rick Scott praised then-candidate Trump as tough on terrorism and as an outsider during the 2016 Republican convention.

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3. In December 2012, Rick Scott announced a plan to encourage students to pursue majors in engineering and science by reducing tuition for some majors.

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4. In 2017, Rick Scott signed a $419 million public school bill that included charter school expansion.

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5. In 2013, Rick Scott vetoed legislation that would have given DACA-eligible immigrants the ability to obtain temporary driving licenses.

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6. In 2011, Rick Scott opposed giving in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, but reversed course in 2014 and signed a bill giving DREAMers in-state tuition.

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7. In 2014, Rick Scott blocked a request by the city of Gainesville to use a facility at the University of Florida as a site for early voting.

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8. In 2016, Rick Scott refused to extend registration deadlines after ordering evacuations due to Hurricane Matthew; courts ultimately extended the deadline.

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9. On June 9, 2017, Rick Scott signed an expanded version of Florida's stand-your-ground law into law.

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10. In 2011, Rick Scott signed the Firearm Owners' Privacy Act, which made it illegal for doctors and mental health professionals to ask patients about their gun ownership unless they believed "that this information is relevant to the patient's medical care or safety, or the safety of others.

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11. In 2013, Rick Scott signed the Timely Justice Act to overhaul the processes for capital punishment in Florida.

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12. In 2017, Rick Scott said that individuals with preexisting conditions should be protected.

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13. In June 2011, Rick Scott signed a bill requiring those seeking welfare under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to submit to drug screenings.

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14. In 2018, Rick Scott reversed course and supported a high-speed rail project between Tampa and Orlando when the company All Aboard Florida sought to get taxpayer-backed funding from state and federal governments.

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15. In March 2011, Rick Scott moved to have the Florida Department of Transportation amend its work plan to include $77 million for dredging PortMiami to a depth of 50 feet.

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16. On February 16, 2011, Rick Scott rejected $2.3 billion in federal funding to develop high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando.

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17. In October 2011, Rick Scott announced that he would be running for reelection in 2014.

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18. In February 2009, Rick Scott founded Conservatives for Patients' Rights, which he said was intended to put pressure on Democrats to enact health care legislation based on free-market principles.

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19. In 2006, Rick Scott said that his plans for Solantic were to establish a national brand of medical clinics.

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20. In May 2008, Rick Scott purchased Drives, one of the world's leading independent designers and manufacturers of heavy-duty drive chain-based products and assemblies for industrial and agricultural applications and precision-engineered augers for agricultural, material handling, construction and related applications.

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