Republicans Scrap in Florida
Gov. Jeb Bush has vetoed three bills designed to check the governor's power to hand out multi-million-dollar contracts for state government work. The bills were passed nearly unanimously in the Republican-dominated legislature, raising the possibility that the legislature could vote to override Bush's veto.
From the Miami Herald:
"The process we have in place does not safeguard taxpayer dollars, and they are hard-earned taxpayer dollars," Argenziano said. "I'm not against privatization. I just think it needs accountability and it needs to be real. After all, we [the Legislature] write the checks."