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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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#1 Apr 7, 2014
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#2 Jun 15, 2014
December 17, 2010- Grand jury recommends Florida public corruption crackdown measures
Former governor Charlie Crist did do one important thing. And, he was blocked at every move and had to get the Florida Supreme Court to intervene, but in the end he caused the 19th Statewide Grand Jury to be called to investigate public corruption in Florida [mostly South Florida] And when they released their recommendations what did his successor Rick Scott Do? Well, to put it mildly the taxpayers might just as well spent that money on toilet paper!
The Statewide Grand Jury on Public Corruption released its first report urging lawmakers preparing for the upcoming legislative session to consider a number of measures that could curtail corruption deemed pervasive at all levels of government and hold accountable those public officials who flagrantly abuse their positions, yet escape reprimand.
The 127-page report stresses the need for harsher criminal penalties for those who seek to steal, waste, and abuse our taxpayer money, outlining a list of reforms that include redefining the term public servant to include private contractors fulfilling government contracts, the creation of an independent Office of State Inspector General to monitor stage agencies and instituting stricter rules requiring elected officials to abstain from voting on issues with which they have potential conflicts of interest.
Better efforts to prevent and penalize corruption are necessary in order to stop fraud, waste, and abuse of our State resources, the jurors write.Given the serious fiscal limitations at all levels of government, anti-corruption efforts must stop the theft and mismanagement of vital public funds. This mismanagement and theft penalizes taxpayers by driving up the cost of all government services. Therefore, we call for an immediate repeal of what can only be referred to as Floridas Corruption Tax.
We recommend the 2011 Legislative Session address our concerns with urgency, so this report focuses primarily on recommendations to changes in laws of the State of Florida.
We believe that the time for action is now, and we urge the Florida Legislature and other governmental bodies to address anti-corruption efforts using our findings and recommendations as a starting point.
From outgoing Attorney General Bill McCollums press release on the report:
The Office of Statewide Prosecution today released the first Interim Report of the 19th Statewide Grand Jury on Public Corruption. The report outlines legislative changes that are recommended to strengthen existing civil and criminal laws to combat public corruption in the State of Florida.
The Cadets at our nations military academies swear an oath to neither lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do. There is no reason we should hold our public officials to a lesser standard, wrote the Statewide Grand Jury.We hope our words are heard and our recommendations are followed.
#3 Jun 15, 2014
Key recommendations of the Statewide Grand Jury include:
- Expanding the definition of public employees to include private employees contracted by government entities that perform government services;
- Creating sentencing enhancements for offenses committed by officials who use their public position to facilitate their crimes;
- Creating an independent State Office of Inspector General, responsible for hiring and firing agency Inspectors General;
- Expanding definition of criminal bid tampering to include bid-rigging schemes; and
- Authorizing the Ethics Commission to initiate investigations with a supermajority vote of commission members.
If Rick Scott and our Florida lawmakers had of followed the recommendations of the Florida 19th Statewide Grand Jury:
Rick Scott would not have been at that Super Bowl Party at the home of Brian Ballard!
Gov. Scott Set to Hand Floridas Prisons to Corporate America
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature are moving fast to privatize all 29 prison facilities in 18 counties in southern Florida.
But For; last year, the GOP prison privatization proposal was ruled unconstitutional because it was wrapped into a budget proposal, a violation of Florida laws that requires policy changes be in separate laws. Tallahassee Judge Jackie Fulford ruled that the lawmakers rushed the process.
The privatizers aren't making the same mistake this time. Not only are they proposing to privatize the prisons but they are changing the law to be able to privatize any service as fast, as easily and as secretly as possible. Under the latest proposals, an agency would not have to report its privatization of a program or service until after the contract is signed. And they also would eliminate a current legal requirement to do a cost-benefit analysis before privatizing any government function.
In other words, don't let the public know what you're doing and don't bother to find out the costs.
Scott, former CEO of hospital giant Columbia/HCA, came into office on a mission to privatize Florida government. Scott left HCA as the company was being investigated for the "biggest Medicare fraud case in U.S. history." Columbia/HCA ultimately paid a record $1.7 billion in fines, penalties and damages.
Scott has already privatized the state's Medicaid system, state park campgrounds, the state's three remaining public mental hospitals, three centers for the developmentally disabled and six veterans' homes.
The two largest prison companies, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut), are poised to strike, in what Judith Greene, director of Justice Strategies calls, "an unprecedented" expansion of the use of private prisons that no other state has undertaken.
#4 Jun 15, 2014
GEO has been a consistent force within Florida politics. GEO Group alone gave more than $400,000 to the party in the past election cycle. Geo Groups lobbyist, Brian Ballard, hosted Scott at his Tallahassee home to watch the Super Bowl. GEO Group and CCA donated nearly $1 million toward the Scott's inauguration celebrations.
AND, if they had followed the recommendations of the 19th Statewide Grand Jury the Florida legislature and its Trade Secret henchmen like Pat Bainter would not have been sued for fixing the Congressional Districts to benefit their Republican cronies. This mostly top secret affair has brought out all the cronies to protect the criminal actions of these district manipulators some of whom attended our nations military academies swore an oath to neither lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do. But, the toxin of millions of dollars is just to great to overcome!
And, if they had followed the recommendations of the 19th Statewide Grand Jury Florida Senator Charles Dean who is on the Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation and this is what this Committee has oversight for would not be in the garbage dump business and sending his associate David Dee around to all the local counties and strong arming them to pay him millions to dump their garbage in his Sumter County landfill the only approved game in Central Florida!
The committee has oversight over the Department of Environmental Preservation; the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and the five water management districts. Subject areas include environmental land acquisition and protection, Everglades restoration, clean air and water, wetlands and other environmental permitting, state parks and preserves, beaches, fish and wildlife resources, oil and gas exploration, hazardous and solid waste, recycling and many other environmental issues.
Charles Dean Sr. is Senator Charlie Dean, the former Sheriff of Citrus County. This guy owns landfills,(ACMS, Inc. he controls all calls on the state agencies which regulates them and is currently writing bills on septic tanks to be shutdown and farmers are to be shipping their cow manure to landfills?
December 14, 2011- The Marion County commission approved a deal that should end the long search for a solid waste answer. It requires the county to commit $20 million up front and, in return, be given the right to dump 2.5 million tons of trash over the next 30 years at a new privately owned landfill in Bushnell, to our south in Sumter County. It is a deal that is, frankly, impossible to pass up. After several months of cautious legal reviews and revisions, the County Commission moved forward with the contract with ACMS Inc., a company owned by State Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Inverness, who also sits on the company's board.
The reason Marion County is getting such a good deal is because the current economic climate made it impossible for Dean to get traditional financing. So it is Marion County's $20 million up front that will not only fund the first phase construction and development of the landfill on Bushnell's outskirts, but also give the county first dibs on taking over the landfill if the current ownership should go belly up for any reason. Moreover,the agreement locks in an $8-per-ton fee for the 30-year length of the agreement an unheard-of price that is less than one-fifth the average per-ton state ($41) and nation ($44) cost of disposing of solid waste.
#5 Jun 15, 2014
August 27, 2013 - Lake County sticks with decision to drop garbage incinerator, switch to landfill
TAVARES Lake Commissioners stuck with a plan Tuesday to dump a controversial garbage incinerator in favor of hauling the county's garbage to a Sumter landfill despite Chairwoman Leslie Campione's appeal to toss out the solid-waste bids. Campione wanted to start the bidding process over after she said viable alternatives weren't considered when commissioners by a 4-1 vote awarded the garbage-disposal contract to ACMS Inc., which recently opened a landfill near Bushnell. As chairwoman, she is responsible for signing county contracts but refused to sign the solid-waste bid awards. Commissioners then turned to Jimmy Conner, the vice chairman, to execute the contracts. That vote was 3-2 vote, with Campione and Tim Sullivan dissenting.
Conner said the decision to go with the landfill was based on cost. ACMS will charge $19 a ton or $1.3 million annually, to bury 69,000 tons of garbage at the Sumter landfill.
Lets see, Marion County is paying Senator Garbage Charlie Dean a guaranteed price of $8 per ton for the 30 year contract. And the wiz-bang experts who declare swore an oath to neither lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do in Lake County are paying the same company $19 per ton to put their garbage in the same landfill side by side with Marion County garbage.
Where in the world does the voters find such cost saving experts to elect and make all these decisions based on what is best for the taxpayers?
When you buy an expensive article like a car, boat or home you can get a guarantee or warranty on you purchase, just in case something goes wrong.
Why then cant we get a refund on our money we pay the best politicians on earth that money can buy?
Every last one of these goons has got at least one scheme. Some have many more. But, none have a scheme in which the taxpaying public and their best interest come to play. Its always for the dollars they can put into their pockets and their friends pockets that matter!
#6 Jun 18, 2014
RICK SCOTT SUCKS ASS!!!!
He needs to show Floridians how his net worth grew more nearly 50 million dollars since last year.
I'm betting kickbacks all his corporate sponsors who are benefiting from his being governor.
The state of Florida is for sale as long as Rick and Jeb Bush (will he ever go away?????) are around!
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