Best of the Blogs: Like No Other

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 8-8-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Rick Scott Unveils Re-Election Environmental Plan That Doesn’t Mention Climate Change
By Katie Valentine
Think Progress
On Monday, Rick Scott unveiled his plan for how he will deal with environmental issues in Florida if re-elected governor, a move that comes after months of being caught in the spotlight for his statements doubting man-made climate change and news of a secret trip with officials from Florida’s sugar industry.

Florida Republicans Walking a Tightrope on Redistricting By Putting Politics Over Florida’s Citizens
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Florida Republicans seem self-assured entering the Reapportionment Special Session which begins Thursday in Tallahassee.

Scott – desperate for environmental love
By Sandspur
SWFWMD Matters
Please read this Ocala Star Banner article: Florida Governor pledges major spending on environment.

Hillsborough: A Fight Like No Other For Charter Schools USA
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Mary Ellen Elia is no ordinary superintendent.

Florida’s Governor Scott takes some steps on environment but Floridians want strong action on climate
By Pamela Rivera
NRDC Switchboard
Over the weekend, we learned from the Miami Herald that Florida Governor Rick Scott pledged, if re-elected, to spend at least $1 billion over the next 10 years on a variety of environmental projects that include springs restoration, land-buying programs and developing alternative water supplies.