A new breakaway bloom is moving through the Keys. Now, Indian River is the latest Florida county forced to close its beaches because of red tide. On Tuesday, Brevard County’s Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, and Cocoa Beach also tested positive for toxic algae. Gemini Elementary School in Melbourne Beach has canceled all outdoor activities. “It’s like being hit with a tear gas.”
If he wins the tight race for the Florida U.S. Senate seat, Rick Scott could well become the richest member of the next Congress.
Rick Scott has contributed almost $29 million of his own ill-gotten money to his Senate campaign since announcing his run in April.
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.
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.”