Edward R. Murrow Senior Fellow Adam Goodman joined host Rob Lorei and guests for a recent episode of Florida This Week on WEDU. Among topics discussed was the growing battle between House Speaker Rich Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott. The heat between the two was recently turned up with the launching of a YouTube video blasting the Governor for spending waste related to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.
“113 million people visited Florida last year, it was the 6th straight year of growth and represents over a million jobs,” started Goodman. “It’s one of the biggest industries we’ve got so, I’m all for taking a closer look at how we spend a significant amount of money, in this case about $150 million a year. But what we saw in the video, and what we’re also hearing from the Governor is campaign-style chicanery.”
Goodman went on to discuss the important of the film commission and how some of the budget items being scrutinized should be viewed as investments rather than spending.
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