Shot-and-chaser about the Governor’s office vs. The Miami Herald

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According to the Miami Herald, Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, announced Thursday he was resigning from his appointed post to protest the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign.

The Miami Herald‘s reporting has elicited a rather strong reaction from the Governor’s office.

SHOT: In a release sent this evening, the Governor’s office says, “An appointee from a previous administration who supported raising toll fees was notified he would not be reappointed to a transportation board.

CHASER: Sanabria has been serving without reappointment since February 2013 and the vote to raise toll fees took place 377 days ago. A year later, the Governor’s office said it wasn’t reappointing Sanabria.  

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