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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott’s lawsuits put Floridians on the hook

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Gov. Rick Scott, in a precedent-setting move, became the first sitting governor in history successfully sued for violating Florida’s public records laws. In Bill Day’s latest, Floridians are now on the hook for at least $700,000. Tallahassee attorney Steven Andrews first filed a lawsuit against Scott in 2012 over violating a contract for the purchase of a building near the Governor’s Mansion, which housed Andrews’ firm. In obtaining emails related to the case, Andrews discovered evidence that the governor and…

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