Rick Scott's former company practiced Medicare fraud.
He refuses to expand Medicaid and has thrown up roadblocks against affordable health insurance for Floridians.
But having a blind trust that invests in projects he signs off on like this one? A judge just said that's perfectly ok to do.:
A state law allowing politicians to use blind trusts to avoid conflicts of interest is constitutional, a Tallahassee judge ruled Monday.
Gov. Rick Scott is the only statewide official who has a blind trust. He released copies of his federal tax return after qualifying to run for re-election.
That decision “was a step in the right direction, but the governor still has not provided the full and public disclosure of his finances required by the Sunshine Amendment,” said Sandy D’Alemberte, Apthorp’s lawyer.
Apthorp, in a statement, said he hasn’t decided whether to appeal Cooper’s decision.
Scott may be the only one who has a blind trust now, but something tells me he's started a trend.
Scott, Pam Bondi and other GOP politicians in Florida have all seen their wealth skyrocket since they got into office. Meanwhile, their policies are making Floridians poorer.
Now a judge has all but given them license to profit at your expense.
Nice work if you can get it, but most can't.
Welcome to Florida, the for-profit state.