Today — in exchange for a taxpayer funded political slush fund Rick Scott is signing HB-7069 into law — which newspapers called a “disaster” for public schools and said would “dismantle public education.” In response, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“Scott is proving once again that he is a typical Tallahassee politician who is only ever looking out for himself — his pathetic and transparent efforts to advance his own political interests at the expense of hardworking Floridians is the kind of toxic baggage that will follow him into any political campaign he mounts. Wherever he goes, Scott will have to explain why he’s draining resources from schools in order to spend tax dollars on a slush fund for his campaign contributors and political cronies. For voters, this bill is just another demonstration that Scott is only ever looking out for one person: himself.”
See for yourself:
Sun-Sentinel: Editorial: Florida’s broken state Legislature.
Pensacola News Journal: Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott sold out to secrecy
Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Florida budget deal trades cash for bad policy
Tampa Bay Times: Romano: A ruse by any other name still stinks
Gainesville Sun: Editorial: Secret deal only slight improvement
Ocala Star Banner: Editorial: Don’t cut aid to state colleges
Sun Sentinel: Gov. Rick Scott cuts millions from South Florida projects.
Daytona Beach News Journal: Volusia school officials: Rick Scott’s budget increase not enough to meet needs.
Ocala Star Banner: Editorial: Quite the secrecy in Tallahassee.
Palm Beach Post: Editorial: Too many decisions made in private, by just three people.