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Accountability | Florida

Scott’s PAC Still Taking Potentially Illegal Contributions from Private Prison Company

By Chad Smith on October 25, 2018.

A super PAC affiliated with Florida Gov. Rick Scott has continued accepting potentially illegal contributions from America's largest private prison company, despite coming under fire for the potential campaign finance law violation earlier this year.

Health Care | Florida

Scott Profits Off Company His Administration Sued for Role in Opioid Crisis

By Chad Smith on October 5, 2018.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott profited from his investments in companies that contributed to the state’s opioid crisis, even as his administration took one of them to court for its role in spreading the epidemic across the state.

Accountability | Florida

Facing Election-Year Algae Crisis, Scott Now Wants to Reverse Millions in Research Cuts He Made

By Chad Smith on September 25, 2018.

As Florida’s governor, Rick Scott cut millions of dollars for red-tide research and took steps to exacerbate conditions ripe for algae blooms. Now, as a Senate candidate, Scott is calling on the Legislature and the state’s conservation commission to restore funding and take action.

Accountability | Arizona

McSally, Scott Get Boost From PAC Run by Operative with History of Sexist Tweets

By Mike Stark on September 20, 2018.

The new executive director of a conservative PAC supporting Martha McSally and Rick Scott has a long record of tweets degrading women.

Accountability | Florida

Scott’s PAC Got $50K From Billionaire Who Claimed Public Schools Were KKK Conspiracy

By Chad Smith on September 19, 2018.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s super PAC received $50,000 from a billionaire who had previously called the public school system a Ku Klux Klan conspiracy designed to hurt black children.

Accountability | Florida

Scott Again Profiting Off of Medicare Fraud

By Chad Smith on September 14, 2018.

Before Rick Scott was Florida’s governor, he oversaw the largest fleecing of Medicare in history. And now, as he asks Florida voters to elect him to oversee Medicare itself, he is still profiting off of cheating the government’s health-care program for seniors.

Accountability | Florida

PolitiFact: Scott’s Opposition to Pre-Existing Condition Protections Endangers Care for Millions of Floridians

By Chad Smith on September 13, 2018.

A new PolitiFact report shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act could dismantle health care protections for millions of Floridians who have pre-existing conditions.