Category Archives: State government

FKAA Follies – All Talk, No Action

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) responded to my public records request.  Their follow-up on the Dean residency issue was underwhelming to say the least.  I’m sure this surprises absolutely no one.  Basically, the FKAA sent the letter and investigative report to … Continue reading

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Cross Key Letter

I saw this thoughtful letter by Howard Gelbman in the Free Press about the Cross Key/Monroe Park situation.  It’s an open letter to Governor Rick Scott.  Scott hasn’t been terribly sympathetic to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) or to … Continue reading

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If the Governor Really Wants to Help…

Here’s what passes for “good” news in the Keys. The governor included $15 million in his budget for the Florida Keys.  Here’s an item from the Citizen and another from the Reporter/Keynoter.  Here’s what county commissioner David Rice had to … Continue reading

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Pam Bondi and Donald Trump

Uhoh.  Have you seen this story about Pam Bondi? Pam Bondi personally asked Donald Trump for donation before nixing Trump U fraud case.

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Jeb Bush Emails In Searchable Database

I think I mentioned this earlier as part of another post, but I think it needs its own spot. Jeb Bush’s emails from his time as Florida’s governor have been made public.  The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) put … Continue reading

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The Best Thing the Governor Can Do For the Keys

Good news! Gov. Scott signs Florida Keys Stewardship Act into Law The Florida Keys Stewardship Act is now officially law.  It’s a blessing but a mixed one.  As always, it is subject to interference and manipulation by the usual suspects. … Continue reading

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Corruption Bill Follow-up

The Keys have certainly suffered through their share of corrupt government officials.  The iPhone Bandit is still the County Administrator even after purchasing gadgets stolen from the county – for cash.  Let’s not forget, this is the guy who is … Continue reading

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Another Appointed Board

I ran across this item today about the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District board.  Mr. Harry Bethel wrote the governor about the conduct of the board.  Here are a couple of his concerns. In his letter to the governor, Bethel questions the … Continue reading

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Tallahassee Happenings

Update:  Stewardship bill goes to Scott.  If the $10 million survives, we know that $5 million of that will go to Monroe County for “land purchases”.  The other $5 million is for “water quality projects”.  The need is still huge … Continue reading

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More About That $38 Million Overrun

Cudjoe Regional isn’t Monroe County’s only disastrously over budget train wreck .  That’s “only” $49 million over and counting.  As it turns out there are another five capital projects that are now $38 million over budget.  According to KeysNet.com, these projects … Continue reading

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