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Florida taxpayers get big bill to defend Gov. Scott's legislation

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othershoe1030

othershoe1030
TALLAHASSEE — — Lawsuits over major legislation championed by Gov. Rick Scott more than a year ago are still working their way through the courts, and the legal bills for Florida's taxpayers continue to mount.

Challenges to laws sought by Scott to revamp the state's pension plans, require drug testing of welfare recipients and drastically alter the way teachers are paid were brought by the teachers' union, the American Civil Liberties Union or other opposing organizations in 2011. But because of the appeals process, none of the cases is resolved yet, and the legal meter for the state is still running.


Florida is also entangled in the long process of getting a change to the state's election rules through the federal courts — all alterations to election law in Florida must be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court in Washington, D.C.

Under Scott, Florida also continued a lawsuit filed in 2010 over the Obama administration's health-care overhaul, which had resulted in a $69,827 price tag by the time the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law last month.

So far, the total legal tab on these cases combined is $888,317.51.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-30/news/fl-lawsuits-still-looming-20120729_1_federal-courts-election-law-welfare-drug-tests?pagewanted=all

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othershoe1030 wrote:TALLAHASSEE — — Lawsuits over major legislation championed by Gov. Rick Scott more than a year ago are still working their way through the courts, and the legal bills for Florida's taxpayers continue to mount.

Challenges to laws sought by Scott to revamp the state's pension plans, require drug testing of welfare recipients and drastically alter the way teachers are paid were brought by the teachers' union, the American Civil Liberties Union or other opposing organizations in 2011. But because of the appeals process, none of the cases is resolved yet, and the legal meter for the state is still running.


Florida is also entangled in the long process of getting a change to the state's election rules through the federal courts — all alterations to election law in Florida must be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court in Washington, D.C.

Under Scott, Florida also continued a lawsuit filed in 2010 over the Obama administration's health-care overhaul, which had resulted in a $69,827 price tag by the time the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law last month.

So far, the total legal tab on these cases combined is $888,317.51.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-30/news/fl-lawsuits-still-looming-20120729_1_federal-courts-election-law-welfare-drug-tests?pagewanted=all

And people who need medical care will see their benefits cut.These people are just terrible!

NaNook

NaNook
Dreamsglore wrote:
othershoe1030 wrote:TALLAHASSEE — — Lawsuits over major legislation championed by Gov. Rick Scott more than a year ago are still working their way through the courts, and the legal bills for Florida's taxpayers continue to mount.

Challenges to laws sought by Scott to revamp the state's pension plans, require drug testing of welfare recipients and drastically alter the way teachers are paid were brought by the teachers' union, the American Civil Liberties Union or other opposing organizations in 2011. But because of the appeals process, none of the cases is resolved yet, and the legal meter for the state is still running.


Florida is also entangled in the long process of getting a change to the state's election rules through the federal courts — all alterations to election law in Florida must be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court in Washington, D.C.

Under Scott, Florida also continued a lawsuit filed in 2010 over the Obama administration's health-care overhaul, which had resulted in a $69,827 price tag by the time the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law last month.

So far, the total legal tab on these cases combined is $888,317.51.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-30/news/fl-lawsuits-still-looming-20120729_1_federal-courts-election-law-welfare-drug-tests?pagewanted=all

And people who need medical care will see their benefits cut.These people are just terrible!

God Forbid anyone take personal responsibility for themselves...

Rick Scott/Scott Walker, hopefully....CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN......

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It's hard to take responsibility for yourself when you lose your job and health insurance. Of course, that never happens to anybody,does it?

Slicef18

Slicef18
Dreamsglore wrote:It's hard to take responsibility for yourself when you lose your job and health insurance. Of course, that never happens to anybody,does it?

Well, not to the corporate executives who earn 200 time their workers wages and get 18 months wages and benefits plus severance bonuses when replaced. You might ask, how do these executives get such agreements from their corporations? The answer is "Board of Directors" who are mostly hand picked by the CEO and paid tens of thousands of dollars every year to show up once a month for board meetings and act upon proposals from the executive staff. Of course the members of the Boards of Directors don't want to be replaced and loose that financial compensation provided to members of the boards. So they mostly rubber stamp CEO requests which include executive compensation packages. I think Americans are litigation happy, but I think when corporate members of the Board of Directors see themselves being sued for their lack of fiduciary responsibility those things will change. That is unless SCOTUS rules in these cases corporations are not people and cannot be sued.

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