TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Although he didn't make any promises, Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks to have some work to do to mend fences with the Legislature's black caucus.
Scott was blistered with criticism during a noon-hour session Tuesday with more than two dozen members of the caucus. The caucus, all Democrats, scolded Scott for failing to veto an elections bill in 2011 that some believed was designed to inhibit minority and young voters. Scott told the caucus that he had nothing to do with the elections bill that he in fact signed into law in 2011.
The Republican governor was further criticized for not granting an executive order to extend early voting in some parts of the state where long lines created delays of several hours at some polls.