News Release: Associated Press
August 18, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida taxpayers spent more than $2.46 million to provide security for Gov. Rick Scott as well as governors from other states.
A new report released Friday showed the state spent that much on security between July 2013 and June 2014.
That's a slightly lower total than the previous fiscal year when Florida provided extra security during the Republican National Convention held in Tampa.
But the amount spent providing security for Scott and First Lady Ann Scott has gotten larger.
The state spent $2.36 million to provide around-the-clock protection for the governor and his wife. That includes the salaries and travel expenses for the agents who guard Scott.
Taxpayers also paid for 58 protective details of other elected officials including three trips by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.