One of the companies the state selected after the storm had no previous emergency debris removal experience, while more qualified firms were prevented from even submitting bids.
Gov. Rick Scott’s education ad brags that Florida is “first in the nation” for fourth-grade reading and math scores. Six states posted better scores than Florida on fourth-grade math tests given in 2017.
“This earned him a brief reprieve from the contempt.”
Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in three financial firms managing money for the state pension system that Scott himself oversees. The three firms that have received $325 million worth of Florida pension investments.
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.
This is his second transportation gaffe in two weeks. On Aug. 24, Scott’s campaign Twitter account promised to fight for federal funds if he’s elected to the Senate, despite Scott rejecting billions of dollars in money for a high-speed rail.
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 […]