From WFTV Orlando, 8/18/2015 VIDEO:
“It’s legal but it’s also maddening,” sais WFTV political analyst Rick Foglesong. “The Governor violates the law and then he adds insult to injury by using the public treasury to pay the fine as if the treasury is his own political piggybank.”
From the Associated Press, 8/14/2015:
A Tallahassee attorney says Florida Gov. Rick Scott was a “novice politician” who got “bad advice” that led him to ignore the state’s public records law.
State officials on Friday paid $700,000 to Steven Andrews to settle seven lawsuits that contended that Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and other officials flouted Florida’s public records law.
It’s believed to be one of the larger payments ever approved in an open government case in Florida.