In the past, Rick Scott favored Arizona's strict "papers please" immigration laws, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed children of illegal immigrants to get temporary Florida driver's licenses, and members of his staff recently angered his top campaign fundraiser who left his campaign after they made ethnic and racist jokes.
Yet suddenly in an election year, when polls have Charlie Crist in the lead, Scott has done an about-face and claims in-state tuition for the children of undocumented immigrants is a must. He's demanding that the legislature push a bill through for him to sign so he can pander for much needed votes from those he's ignored up until now, unless you count the times where his staff made fun of them.
A bill on in-state tuition already passed in the House, where Speaker Will Weatherford admitted that his main legislative goal this session was "to put points on the board" to help Rick Scott. (Not Floridians, just Rick Scott.) So it seems he fulfilled that goal in terms of this particular bill.
On the Senate side, however, things are a little different, or at least for now, as the bill has stalled there. The question of why it's stalled there is up for interpretation, and some believe this too is nothing more than political football: