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.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in three financial firms managing money for the state’s 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.
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.
Ten members of Congress recently rejected campaign contributions from GEO Group.
Scott spent a grand total of 29 months in the Navy.
“Scott appears as just a marker-wielding guy in a checked shirt and jeans, with no mention of his status as twice-elected Florida governor …”
From Miami New Times’s Travis Cohen, 04/04/2018: Rick Scott signed HB 631, the Possession of Real Property Bill, which on July 1 will give hotels, condos, […]