Gary Fineout

Gary FineoutJuly 1, 2017
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4min166
Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire who turns down the $130,000 annual salary that goes with his job, saw his personal wealth rise in the past year. Scott on Friday filed financial information with the state that listed his net worth at nearly $149 million, or a jump of nearly 25 percent from 2015. The Republican […]

Gary FineoutJune 22, 2017
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4min243
In a move that could shake-up next year’s race for Florida governor, the FBI has launched an investigation into redevelopment deals involving prominent business owners and developers in the state capital. Federal grand jury subpoenas this month seek five years of records from the city of Tallahassee and a local redevelopment agency that involve high […]

Gary FineoutJune 20, 2017
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4min247
Florida’s state-created property insurer, contending that it is dealing with a flood of suspicious water-related claims and lawsuits, is asking state regulators to raise rates for thousands of homeowners next year, including those in the most heavily-populated areas. The board that oversees Citizens Property Insurance voted unanimously Tuesday to raise homeowner rates an average 5.3 […]

Gary FineoutJune 6, 2017
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4min283
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday defended his latest round of budget vetoes, which set a modern-day record for a governor but came from a long list of spending projects, including money intended for public universities and compensation for homeowners whose trees were torn down by the state. Scott late last week vetoed nearly $11.9 […]

Gary FineoutMay 31, 2017
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1min746
Voters in Florida are going to get a chance to pick a real “He-Man.” State election officials on Tuesday agreed to let Christian “He-Man” Schlaerth qualify for a special election. Schlaerth is joining a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace a state senator who resigned earlier this year after using a racial slur and […]


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