Post # 52, Bob McKnight's Subscription Commentary When the Florida Legislature is in Session, we often hear the expression, "Now I have heard everything." Well, here goes again: Under Governor Rick Scott's (R, FL) Administration, agencies at all levels apparently often took exception to citizens petitioning their government for public information. If a public information request was made under Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes dealing with the Administrative Procedures Ac
Post #16, Bob McKnight's Subscription Commentary Scott says he has known about the Green Slime, doing nothing, for 6 of his 8 years. Governor Rick Scott allegedly refuses to visit Martin County to see the Green Slime first hand. Keep in mind, he is busy campaigning to become our U.S. Senator in Washington, which makes his ducking a Martin County visit even more amazing. So, in a recent campaign stop on the West Coast, Scott was asked directly what he has done about the Gre
Post #5, Bob McKnight's Political Commentary Post #11, Bob McKnight's Political Commentary Yes, a reprint of this Commentary is that important. This "Slime Crime" will be THE ISSUE in the Governor's and Senate Race in Florida. It is Summer and time for the green slime to move through South Florida canals into the pristine waters off Stuart. The source of this ugly and dangerous pollution is well known. The agriculture interests (primarily sugar, citrus, vegetables and catt
Unfortunately, most of us have become downright belligerent about political veracity from candidates and incumbents. President Trump deserves most of the credit for this sad commentary, but it is not a new problem. So, as Florida starts the very important race for the U. S. Senate, most observers are demanding the candidate's state their positions clearly and in writing. Although it is early, my guess is one of the most important issues--maybe THE most important, is whether
Governor Rick Scott is consistent. He has always advocated for generating jobs--of any kind and under any circumstances. Many of us have encouraged him to shift his passion more to high value jobs, which require an improving public education system. He apparently disagrees since he has supported cutting funding for public schools by diverting those few public dollars to private schools. That has hurt his effort to generate high value jobs, but he does not seem to understa
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam got an early start on his probable campaign for Governor in 2018, on the Republican ticket. On Wednesday, he addressed a Future of Florida Forum, sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. (Full disclosure, I am a former Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce). Putnam brings an impressive portfolio of serving in office to the race for Governor as a former legislator, member of Congress and Cabinet Member.