Remember when Rick Scott became the only public official in Florida to hide his finances using a “blind trust”?
“It seems incredible that our governor made over $120 million and we really have no clue as to how.”
“Scott’s choice to run the South Florida Water Management District opposed the new reservoir that the Legislature approved in 2017.”
As Scott was negotiating that tax break, the company was hashing out a deal with the feds to pay a $3.8 million settlement to the Department of Justice over a medical-fraud claim. Florida gave the company the tax breaks anyway.
The Florida Department of Revenue has ousted top employees and kept positions vacant for months to make room for many of Gov. Rick Scott’s loyal staffers who will be out of their jobs when he leaves office this year.
Scott has many ties to Texas. Scott founded his hospital chain there in 1987. Columbia/HCA became the world’s largest health care company and later paid $1.7 billion in fines and penalties for Medicare fraud.
The Florida Department of Corrections is eliminating programs that prepare inmates for their return to the community.
“We found that Scott’s claim mischaracterizes the vote Nelson took and leaves out that Nelson has actually advocated for the release of hostages in Iran.”
So far, Scott has spent $5 million on TV. The Republican Governor’s Association has dropped another $6 million to reserve time for Scott through the election.
Florida’s U.S. Senate race is expected to be one of — if not the most — expensive Senate races in history.