Progress Florida laments ‘best legislature money can buy’

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Not everyone is celebrating the work of the Florida Legislature.

Mark Ferrulo, executive director of Progress Florida, released this statement today:

“When legislative leadership and Gov. Scott are done pouring the champagne and patting themselves on the back, they should reflect on how they failed our state by putting deep-pocketed campaign contributors and partisan politics ahead of the needs of working Floridians and the middle class. 

“From refusing to expand health care to more than a million uninsured Floridians, to allowing no debate on raising the minimum wage or equal pay for women, the list of issues ignored by this legislature is indefensible.

“For yet another legislative session, Gov. Scott and his legislative allies did everything in their power to block pro-middle class legislation while pulling out all the stops to advance the wish list of their deep pocketed campaign contributors.

“In virtually every issue area, from education to health care and from energy policy to consumer protection, GOP leadership has once again ensured this is the best legislature money can buy.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.