Rick Scott Ordered to Release His Travel and Campaign Records. He is Appealing

By Steve Bousquet of Tampa Bay Times, 09/05/2018:

A judge on Wednesday ordered Gov. Rick Scott to release about three months’ worth of meeting schedules and travel plans — including upcoming campaign events — and rejected his argument that the information should remain secret for security reasons.

Circuit Judge Charles Dodson in Tallahassee ruled in favor of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The group sued the governor in July demanding a complete copy of Scott’s calendars for the period beginning July 20, 2018 and ending on Oct. 31, 2018.

Scott’s office called the judge’s decision “irresponsible” and said he will appeal Dodson’s ruling to the 1st District Court of Appeal.

… Throughout his 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.

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