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News Wednesday, Jul 25 2018

Sorry Rick, It's Only Wednesday

Jul 25, 2018

Dozens Of Negative Headlines For Rick Scott So Far This Week

The negative headlines keep piling up for Gov. Rick Scott. He’s been caught slacking on the job. He’s unwilling to fire an incompetent state contractor who donated to his campaign. He’s defending the racist Stand Your Ground law after yet another murder. Florida’s beaches are a confused mess because of the beach access restrictions he signed into law. Toxic algae is destroying communities along Florida’s waterways.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg — a dozen negative storylines are dogging Gov. Scott this week. 


And it’s only Wednesday….

Politico: As Scott targets congressional work schedules, his own shrinks

WTSP: Founder of company behind SunPass collapse raises money for Rick Scott campaign

Tampa Bay Times: Florida Democrats: SunPass users were ‘double-billed’ and state knew it

Fort Myers News-Press: Troubled SunPass vendor linked to Gov. Rick Scott

Daily Commercial: Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s investments draw scrutiny

The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Gov. Rick Scott profits from Hep C drug tied to state prisons, opioid crisis

Florida Politics: Despite six years between Stand Your Ground controversies, Rick Scott’s talking points stay the same

Tampa Bay Times: Tracking Rick Scott’s six-figure campaign haul from the GEO Group

MapLight: Private Prison Company Donates To Rick Scott Super PAC Despite Contribution Ban

Think Progress: ICE-contracted private prison company made potentially illegal donation to GOP governor’s PAC

Law&Crime: Rick Scott Super PAC May Received Illegal Contribution From Private Prison Company

The Gainesville Sun: Editorial: Florida law encourages shootings

Palm Beach Post: Editorial: Florida bears moral duty to remedy harms of drug scourge

MyPanhandle: Locals Protest Gov. Rick Scott’s Beach Access Law

Palm Beach Post Editorial: Bury confusing beach access law in the sand

NWF Daily News: Walton County trashes private beach garbage collection

Florida Politics: Joe Henderson: Stand Your Ground worked just like lawmakers intended

Tampa Bay Times: Judge: Florida’s early voting-on-campus ban shows ‘stark pattern of discrimination’

CBS Miami: Federal Judge Rules Against State On Campus Early Voting

Florida Times-Union: Gov. Scott’s appointee sought unemployment benefits a week before taking office

Pensacola News Journal: Editorial: Growing environmental problems might decide Florida elections

USA Today: Editorial: As Florida’s problems worsen, environment looms larger in elections

Fort Myers News-Press: Florida algae crisis: Four possible fixes for the Everglades algal blooms

Fort Myers News-Press: Algae blooms disrupt Cape Coral canals with foul odor, green spray-paint look

Treasure Coast Palm: How ‘wealthy coastal elites’ and poorest are hurt by algae, contaminated fish | Trending

Sun Sentinel: Indifference leads to the sliming of a Florida river | Opinion

Naples Daily News: Commentary: The shameful sliming of a Florida river

WPTV: Scientists: Many other toxins possibly in algae

Treasure Coast Palm: Florida Sportsman temporarily closes Stuart office; algae bloom making staff sick

Published: Jul 25, 2018

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