By Paula Dockery
In too many cases recently, when the governor, the Legislature or the Cabinet violate our Constitution or state statutes, they turn to Florida taxpayers to foot the bill.
Gov. Rick Scott recently agreed to pay Tallahassee attorney Steve Andrews $700,000 to end a lawsuit alleging that the governor and several members of his staff violated state law when they created private email accounts to shield their communications from the public and then withheld the documents. This is one of seven lawsuits that stem from a three-year-long legal battle with Andrews over a land dispute.