The Court ruled Scott exceeded his authority when he started the process to find replacements for the three justices.
Scott’s investment portfolio has included a fund tied to the state’s largest public utility, a credit fund run by Brightline, a drug company for Medicaid patients, and a company that donated land to a new state university.
The power plant’s approval would benefit Florida Power and Light, Scott’s largest corporate campaign donor and a company in which the governor has invested as much as $500,000.
Florida’s governor is unable to tell the truth.
By spending tens of millions of dollars on paid TV ads and relentlessly barnstorming the state in his private jet, the Republican governor has repackaged himself.
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.