Tag: Big Sugar

Big Sugar vs. the Everglades

“In Tallahassee you can be a gutsy champion for the Everglades, or just another lame shill for Big Sugar. You can’t be both, though some politicians try to pretend.” – Carl Hiaasen

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Sweet deal for Rick Scott, bad deal for Florida

From time to time an investigative news story comes along that every Floridian should read. Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Times reported that many of Florida’s leading Republicans, including Gov. Rick Scott, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, have had a really sweet deal from the powerful sugar industry: free secret hunting junkets to King Ranch in Texas.

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