‘Stay tuned’: Kathleen Passidomo joins Gov. DeSantis, GOP leaders in ESG, BlackRock opposition
Kathleen Passidomo. Image via Colin Hackley.

Renzo Downey

Renzo Downey covers state government for Florida Politics. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2019, Renzo began his reporting career in the Lone Star State, covering state government for the Austin American-Statesman. Shoot Renzo an email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @RenzoDowney.


  • cassandra of the swamp

    December 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    “Patronis says he opposes…ESG on the basis that it introduces investment factors beyond making money for shareholders.”

    Desantis and Petronis are assuming Floridians are so pathetically stupid that they cannot see that Desantis and Petronis, themselves, are the ones making investment decisions based on factors other than financial returns, in this case their own pathological anti-wokism. BlackRock is making money for Florida; Jim and Ronald should stick to their jobs instead of injecting their own personal beliefs into the state’s financial decision-making.

  • cassandra of the swamp

    December 16, 2022 at 8:52 am

    EVERY ACCUSATION IS A CONFESSION with these people. BlackRock is delivering excellent returns for Floridians. Its ESG status is irrelevant. Republicans are the ones basing investment decisions on their own personal beliefs and agenda.

    Aren’t there any rules/regulations requiring government officials to invest funds in the state’s financial interest—as the BlackRock investment clearly is— rather than to the politicians’ personal benefit?

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