Bye-Bye to Florida’s blind trust law and the protections it gave to Rick Scott and his vast wealth

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org To little notice last week, the Legislature voted unanimously to repeal Florida’s failed blind trust statute

Read more

As Republicans move to scrap blind trusts, Democrat agriculture chief Nikki Fried launches one

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org After years of embarrassing news about mega-wealthy former Gov. Rick Scott’s financial conflicts of interest, state

Read more

Broward’s elections chief misled ethics commission about Scott’s sham blind trust

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s newly appointed Broward elections boss was a staunch defender for Scott’s sham blind

Read more

SFWMD’s last minute move to extend sugarcane lease triggers hearing demand

By Katherine Lewin FloridaBulldog.org Nineteen years ago, the South Florida Water Management District bought 16,158 rural acres south of Lake

Read more

‘Stand Your Ground on steroids’ before Florida Supremes; Flood of cases could be reopened

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing a souped-up version of the controversial “Stand Your Ground’’ law,

Read more

A Rick Scott Story Part II – how political giving and getting is done

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Since shortly after Rick Scott was sworn in as governor in 2011, he and the Republican

Read more

Headlines and links to Florida Bulldog’s five years of reporting on Gov. Rick Scott

From a Miami reader of Florida Bulldog: “Your series on [Gov. Rick] Scott and corruption has been terrific and significant.

Read more

Rick Scott has millions invested in Puerto Rico electric company

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org When Gov. Rick Scott led a delegation of utility providers to Puerto Rico last year to

Read more

A Rick Scott story – how political giving and getting is done

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Big money flows both ways between Gov. Rick Scott and entrepreneurial radiation oncologist Dr. Daniel Dosoretz.

Read more

Gov. Scott’s federal financial disclosure disguised blind trust loan to daughter

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s blind trust loaned as much as $5 million to a Delaware company privately

Read more

Florida First Lady’s loan to accountant for governor’s blind trust may have broken state law

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s wife may have broken Florida law by loaning more than $100,000 to an

Read more

Rick Scott, Mike Pence: When campaign fundraising met tax incentives for Scott’s company

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Vice President Mike Pence flew into Florida Thursday to fundraise and campaign for Gov. Rick Scott.

Read more

Gov. Scott’s huge, hidden stake in Chinese company supplying maker of Brightline trains

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott and his wife had an enormous, hidden financial stake in a Chinese railway

Read more

Spotlight on Kalashnikov USA after spy arrest, reports Russia targeted NRA for U.S. influence

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org A U.S. senator has asked the Treasury Department whether it has investigated the apparent relationships between

Read more

Spotlight on Kalashnikov USA after spy arrest, reports Russia targeted NRA for U.S. influence

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org A U.S. senator has asked the Treasury Department whether it has investigated the apparent relationships between

Read more

Rick Scott paid $200,000 in tax incentives to company in which he had financial interest

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s administration paid $200,000 in job-creation tax incentives to a Fort Myers-based cancer treatment

Read more

Will Brightline passenger train survive as counties try to choke off funding?

By Ann Henson Feltgen FloridaBulldog.org Brightline’s promise to extend its South Florida passenger train service to Orlando is in jeopardy

Read more

What did Gov. Rick Scott do with mysterious $120 million in cash?

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org When newspapers across Florida reported recently that Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth jumped $83 million in

Read more

Grand jury witness fired by Broward Health sues claiming whistleblower retaliation

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org A former Broward Health executive secretary has filed a whistleblower suit against the hospital district, alleging

Read more

Trump chooses Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera’s brother-in-law to be next U.S. Marshal

By Dan Christensenl and Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org President Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Marshal in South Florida is

Read more

Congressman Deutch wants answers about Kalashnikov USA and Russia sanctions

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch asked the Treasury Department Wednesday if it has investigated Pompano Beach-based Kalashnikov

Read more

Broward Health goes dark; Gov. Scott clams up

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Things are getting stranger at Broward Health. On Friday, the taxpayer subsidized public hospital system began

Read more

State knew Pompano gun maker in business with banned Russian firm when tax incentives offered

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration knew in 2015 when it offered $162,000 in tax-refund incentives to

Read more

Rick Scott’s court-stacking plan has bad optics and perhaps a fatal flaw

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott may not get a chance to stack the Florida Supreme Court, after all.

Read more

Businessman accused of child molestation sues alleging defamation, smear campaign

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org A South Miami-Dade couple launched a smear campaign with the assistance of mega-lobbyist Ron Book to

Read more

Rick Scott, Kalashnikov assault rifles, tax incentives, U.S. sanctions, and Russian oligarchs

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org When Pompano Beach’s authorized manufacturer of Russian AK-47 assault rifles was in jeopardy of losing $162,000

Read more

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

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org For two terms, Florida’s feeble blind trust law has let Gov. Rick Scott stash his tens

Read more

Gov. Scott skirted Russia sanctions to offer tax breaks to maker of AK-47 assault rifle

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s administration offered $162,000 in state tax breaks to bring to South Florida the

Read more

As Broward Health bleeds, doctors warn mismanagement is affecting health care

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Broward Health’s top doctors have warned the district’s leadership that the medical staff’s ability to function

Read more

Grand jury ‘could indict them all’ soon for Sunshine law violations at Broward Health

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org A state grand jury investigation of alleged Sunshine Law violations at taxpayer-supported Broward Health appears to

Read more