Politico: “Scott’s wife gave loan to accountant at firm housing Scott’s blind trust”
Tampa Bay Times, Romano: “No one is more responsible than Scott” for toxic algae
Three new reports highlight Rick Scott’s self-serving politics:
Politico uncovered that Scott’s wife had a “direct financial tie” to an employee at the firm managing his supposed blind trust — the latest evidence that “actions he took as governor benefited his investments.”
Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano wrote “no one is more responsible than Scott” for the toxic algae crisis consuming the state;
And the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald detailed how Scott “gutted” Florida’s water quality monitoring network in the face of this killer algae.
From David Bergstein, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman: “From the toxic algae Scott’s policies have unleashed on Florida to the web of corruption he spun Tallahassee to make himself richer, every day of this campaign underscores why Floridians cannot trust Scott look out for anyone but himself in the Senate.”
August 7, 2018
Read more: Miami Herald: In disclosure Q and A, Scott campaign provides its own questions, then avoids some answers; Miami Herald: Rick Scott and family made $550M in one transaction. How ‘blind’ is his blind trust?; Florida Bulldog: Rick Scott paid $200,000 in tax incentives to company in which he had financial interest; Tampa Bay Times: Rick and Ann Scott had stake in shipping giant linked to Putin; GateHouse Media: Gov. Rick Scott profits from Hep C drug tied to state prisons, opioid crisis; Florida Politics: Rick Scott’s blind trust connected to controversial Chinese company ZTE; Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth soars 56 percent to $232 million, report shows; Tampa Bay Times, Ruth: Is Rick Scott’s blind trust that blind?; News Service of Florida: Rick Scott fights lawsuit demanding he disclose financial assets; Esquire: How ‘Blind’ Is Governor Rick Scott’s Blind Trust, Really?; Florida Bulldog: What did Gov. Rick Scott do with mysterious $120 million in cash?
Tampa Bay Times, Romano: Romano: If you’re looking for a culprit, the slime stops here
August 7, 2018
Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald: As bouts with killer algae rose, Florida gutted its water quality monitoring network
August 7, 2018
Read more: Gainesville Sun Editorial: Algae blooms are part of Scott’s legacy; Sun Sentinel Editorial: Gov. Scott’s spotty record on algae crises; Orlando Sentinel, Maxwell: Florida’s great green algae disaster — we asked for it … us and Rick Scott; Miami Herald, Santiago: Red tide and green water? Florida beaches have a problem, and its name is Rick Scott; TC Palm: Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t commit to visiting Martin County to assess toxic algae bloom; Tampa Bay Times:Leaky septic tanks fuel algae blooms. Rick Scott OK’d repeal of law aimed to prevent that; Ocala Star Banner, Rogers: Rick Scott: Election-year environmentalist; Bay News 9: As Florida’s toxic algae bloom crisis grows, some point finger at Gov. Scott.