Tallahassee, FL (AP) - The Florida Senate's Democratic leader
says Gov. Rick Scott's 90-day freeze on state contracts is delaying
Sen. Nan Rich of Weston on Wednesday called upon the new
Republican governor, who ran on a job-creation platform, to lift
his hold on $400 million in transportation contracts approved
before he took office last week.
One of Scott's first acts was to suspend all state contracts of
$1 million or more until they could be reviewed by the new
Scott spokeswoman Amy Graham said in an e-mail that holding
government accountable and reducing unnecessary spending is hardy a
jobs killer. She said the governor's office received the
transportation contracts Tuesday and is reviewing them now.
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