Friday, July 01, 2011

Rick Scott has a change of heart

-via The St. Petersburg Times:
By Michael C. Bender

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Posted: Jul 01, 2011 07:36 PM

ST. PETERSBURG — Standing in front of many of Florida's newspaper editors for the first time Friday, Gov. Rick Scott said charging for public records was more important than the chilling effect the policy could have on scrutiny of state government.

"Part of my job is to make sure I don't waste taxpayer money," Scott said at the Florida Press Association/Florida Society of News Editors annual meeting.


But Scott said Friday he's rethinking his boycott [of newspaper editorial boards.]

"I'd like to sit down with editorial boards," Scott said in an exclusive interview for Bay News 9's Political Connections. The interview airs Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The change comes as Scott has increased his media exposure since May, when a Quinnipiac University poll showed fewer than one in three Florida voters approved of his job performance. It was among the worst ratings of any governor in the country.

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