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This is part of an on-going discussion of Rick Scott (“El Governor”) in his on-going struggle to return Florida to the swamp it was prior to its development. The initial post is here.

El Governor continued to assault civil liberties of state employees with his ill conceived “drug testing for all state employees” program. The Miami Herald reports that the ACLU of Florida filed a lawsuit against Florida “on behalf of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 79 which represented 50,000 public workers who are now subject to the new drug-testing regime and Richard Flamm, a 17-year state employee and Research Scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.”
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This is the first of a multi-part series on Florida Governor Rick Scott. As you may know, I am a resident of Florida and therefore take particular interest in Florida’s governor, particularly his policy decisions, which will be the thrust of my posts. (I have little interest in his personal life or the fact that he is, perhaps, the scariest looking dude ever.) The various issues that I would like to cover include: disenfranchising felons, required drug testing for government employees, required drug testing for government aid recipients, revamping teacher compensation, and funding the dredging of the Port of Miami.

This post will concentrate on Mr. Scott’s rejection of $2.3 billion in federal money for high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando.
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