Rick Scott cut the budgets of environmental agencies including the South Florida Water Management District. Many of the 400+ workers who lost their jobs were scientists and engineers whose jobs were to monitor pollution levels and algal blooms.
LGBTQ students need not apply.
This comes almost exactly one year after Scott and his Cabinet voted unanimously to refrain from allowing state investment managers to use Florida funds to invest in companies controlled by the Nicolás Maduro regime, or in companies that violate federal law by doing business in Venezuela.
Better monitoring could have provided more warning about the lake, and critical information for better understanding and fighting red tide and other water woes around the state.
Scott has not said whether he will continue the use of a blind trust if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate in November.
Rick Scott excludes from his public schedule meetings with lobbyists and their clients and rarely, if ever, acknowledges fundraisers.
Scott’s eight-year-long lack of interest in any climate change policy has won him support from the energy industry.
Scott would not commit to coming to Martin County to assess algae blooms, despite having a Friday campaign event in Jupiter.
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Tuesday ruled that the Scott administration’s 2014 banning of early voting at colleges and universities violated the U.S. Constitution: trying to end early voting at campus buildings “reveals a stark pattern of discrimination” in Scott administration.
SunPass has a backlog of 170 million electronic toll transactions. Their lobbyist just gave Rick Scott $97,000.