Upstaging Scott, Marco Rubio has secured $1 million for the CDCP to immediately address algal blooms, changed the discharge schedule, funded algae removal, and added funds to identify health impacts from the toxic algae blooms.
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.
This new $3 million funding is in addition to the $3 million grant program launched in July for counties impacted by blue-green algae.
“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.
Scott tried to control the flow of information, insisting on delivering the twice-daily briefings on TV to support his U.S. Senate campaign.