The toxic algae and red tide are not included in the “Trending Topics” of the Florida Department of Health’s website. Over the last month, the department hasn’t mentioned either algae or red tide on its widely followed Twitter and Facebook accounts. It has, however, posted eight times about growing and cooking sweet corn.
The PAC has raised $10 million since January 2017. Federal regulations allow candidates to have some interaction with the super PACs that support them, short of direct coordination of strategy and messaging. Rick Scott is actually joining the conference calls of his Super PAC.
84 days of SunPass account disruptions, billing errors, and customer service nightmares, and still no one has faced any accountability at FDOT or the firms in charge of managing the SunPass system overhaul.
“Florida’s manatees have no defense against this ecological disaster. Florida’s steadily declining water quality is a death warrant for the manatee.”
From Michael Scherer of the The Washington Post via the News Herald, 08/20/2018: … At a recent rally in Tampa, for instance, Trump told the crowd […]
Scott’s request will try to provide small businesses with low-interest loans so they can recover from the damage caused by the algae blooms.
Florida has tight limits on gifts and promises of future employment made to public officials, but campaign finance laws don’t touch donations flowing between those Scott appointed and his campaign for Senate.
One of Rick’s Scott’s first acts in office in 2011 was canceling a $2.4 billion federally-funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa, awarding a private contract instead to All Aboard Florida. He and his wife last year invested at least $3 million in a credit fund for All Aboard Florida’s parent company, and All Aboard Florida and its parent company had given $188,750 to Scott’s 2010 campaign and $25,000 to his inauguration.
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.
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.