Posts Tagged ‘Ann Scott’

Scott vs. Nelson for Senate? If so, governor will have a lot more disclosing to do

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
For two terms, Florida’s feeble blind trust law has let Gov. Rick Scott stash his tens of millions of dollars in stocks, bonds, hedge funds, and oil and gas partnerships mostly out of sight and in friendly hands.
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Broward Health’s ‘independent’ probe led by law firms with undisclosed ties to Gov. Scott

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When Broward Health General Counsel Lynn Barrett started an “independent” investigation that led to last December’s ouster of popular hospital district President/CEO Pauline Grant, the two law firms she retained to investigate and advise about Grant had deep, undisclosed ties to Gov. Rick Scott.
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Florida Zika emergency funds went to partner of Ann Scott’s aerial spray businesses

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott has used his emergency authority to spend $33.3 million to combat Zika, some of which went to pay for aerial spraying done by a company that is partnered with his wife’s mosquito spraying businesses in another state.
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Rick Scott, Mike Pence: When campaign fundraising met tax incentives for Scott’s company

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two months after Florida Gov. Rick Scott helped then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence fundraise in Fort Lauderdale last year, Pence announced a $650,000 incentives package for a company owned in large part by Scott.
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Gov. Scott doesn’t let politics get in way of investing in firm that believes in climate change

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When Rick Scott ran for governor in 2010, he told a reporter he wasn’t convinced that global warming was real. In 2015, the Scott Administration was reported to have told state employees to lay off using “climate change” and “global warming” in official communications. Today, the governor’s office dodges questions about Scott’s position on the use of those terms.
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Rick Scott inauguration party cost more than $600,000

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s big party in Washington D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President Donald Trump cost at least $600,000, according to campaign finance records.
Scott and First Lady Ann Scott in January hosted the Florida Sunshine Ball at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium two days before Trump’s inauguration. Free tickets to the ball went to hundreds of people invited by the governor and first lady.
Records show that Scott’s political committee Let’s Get to Work paid a company more than $609,000 to rent the auditorium, hire caterers and stage the event featuring The Beach Boys.
Let’s Get to Work regularly

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Rick Scott: Donald Trump presidency will be ‘really good for our state’

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Gov. Rick Scott said attending his first presidential inauguration was an exciting event, but is ready to get back to work on issues important to Floridians.
“I think it’s going to be really good for our state,” said Scott after a jobs announcement in Naples on Monday. “I’m going to do whatever I can to make sure this is the state that everyone wants to live in, make you you can get a good job, get your kids a good education and be safe.”
Scott was one of dozens of Floridians who attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. A longtime

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Floridians head to D.C. for Donald Trump inauguration

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
A hush has fallen on the state capital.
Sure, there’s plenty of work to do before the start of the 2017 Legislative Session. But some Florida politicos are using this week to flee Florida and head to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Gov. Rick Scott will be there. An ardent supporter of the New York Republican, Scott was the chairman of the super PAC that backed Trump’s presidential bid. He was expected to head to D.C. on Tuesday, one day before the Florida Sunshine Ball, hosted by Scott and his wife, First Lady Ann Scott.
But don’t think the Naples

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Donald Trump inauguration a special moment for Brian Ballard

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
This isn’t Brian Ballard’s first inauguration, but it might end up being one of the most memorable.
Ballard, the president of Ballard Partners, is one of several Floridians expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week. And while his schedule is flush with lunches and galas, Ballard said he’s most looking forward to the moment Trump takes the oath of office.
“The swearing-in, for me, is going to be the cool part. It’s almost hard to comprehend and put into words. It’s going to be a hugely impactful moment,” said Ballard. “Seeing him take the oath and the government becoming

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First Lady Ann Scott reads to kids in Jacksonville

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Ann Scott, Florida’s First Lady, has a passion for the written word. And because of that, one of her modes of outreach in her official capacity is reading to school children.
Over the last five years, Mrs. Scott has visited all 67 Florida counties to that end. She has been to Jacksonville many times, including on Tuesday, when she read to elementary school kids at the River City Science Academy on Jacksonville’s Southside.
In addressing one room of children out of the two she visited at this particular school, Mrs. Scott noted that “I’ve always loved reading, even more during the

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Gov. Scott’s undisclosed interest – via First Lady – in Zika mosquito control company

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has an undisclosed financial interest in a Zika mosquito control company in which his wife, Florida First Lady Ann Scott, owns a multi-million dollar stake through a private investment firm she co-owns.
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You don’t need X-ray vision to see through Gov. Rick Scott’s blind trust

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott keeps his $127.8 million stock portfolio in a “blind trust,” but the trust isn’t doing its job of preventing him from having knowledge or control of his investments. The blind trust keeps the governor’s assets out of sight of the public, but fails to blind him to his investments.
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