Awwww…remember when I wrote this?
The Florida Keys Free Press reported that the $3 million in state money recently received by the District could finally be used to provide financial relief to the ratepayers as was originally intended. I hoped that was true but I had my doubts.
For one thing, the Free Press is part of the Key West Citizen family of newspapers; which means they get it wrong all the damn time. For another thing, this would be a major departure from the state’s ongoing idiocy. Why would the state help ratepayers when they can go on enriching contractors instead? Rick Scott has a very expensive campaign to run. He’s going to need donations.
Well, you know what they say. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s an update from the Free Press, which corrects the previous misapprehension. The state money, as always, must be used for projects.
I’m disappointed, of course, but not the least bit surprised.