If Rick Scott wins his U.S. Senate race, Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera would become governor for five days and make the midnight appointments himself.
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Throughout nearly eight years in office, Scott has routinely redacted or removed information from his schedule, even long after events have taken place, citing the same surveillance exemption.
The giant hole in his rags-to-riches story is the $1.7 billion that his hospital company, Columbia/HCA, was fined for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid.
The portfolio of Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott includes earnings last year of at least $2.9 million in two dozen hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands, a well-known tax haven for U.S. and foreign investors.
From Danielle Leigh of WOKV Action News Jax, 08/27/2018 (link 1) (link 2): Florida Governor Rick Scott says the focus right now does not need […]
Scott refused to answer questions about guns, instead he questioned the possible factors in the shooter’s background that would cause him to not value life. “Is it technology? Is it relationships? Was it that he didn’t have close family relationships? You can isolate yourself in today’s society,” and noting “something’s changed” since he was a child.
Upstaging Scott, Marco Rubio has secured $1 million for the CDCP to immediately address algal blooms, changed the discharge schedule, funded algae removal, and added funds to identify health impacts from the toxic algae blooms.
The toxic algae and red tide are not included in the “Trending Topics” of the Florida Department of Health’s website. Over the last month, the department hasn’t mentioned either algae or red tide on its widely followed Twitter and Facebook accounts. It has, however, posted eight times about growing and cooking sweet corn.
The PAC has raised $10 million since January 2017. Federal regulations allow candidates to have some interaction with the super PACs that support them, short of direct coordination of strategy and messaging. Rick Scott is actually joining the conference calls of his Super PAC.