What a beautiful example of corporate welfare where it is not only wasteful but detrimental to the public good.  Thanks Rick Scott for one more example of what a curse you are on our state! 

There’s seems to be no limits on the amount of money that the state and federal governments are willing to give to the St Joe Development Company.  This article in the Tampa Bay Times explains the latest giveaway of state transportation money to build new highways through St Joe timber lands so a new city can be born – and St Joe can get even richer.

The welfare checks have been rolling in from state and federal coffers for years now and it seems that no matter who is in charge, St Joe always gets its wishes/demands filled with our tax dollars, while worthy projects and serious needs go unfunded.

Please read this excellent article by Caitlin Johnston. 

http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/panama-city-to-get-1-billion-in-road-projects-but-wheres-the-need/2251956


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About the Author

Linda Young has been the executive director of the Clean Water Network of Florida since 1994. From 1989 to 1997, she founded and published a monthly statewide environmental newspaper. Over the past twenty three years, she has co-founded some of the most long-lasting and effective environmental organizations in the Southeast, including the Gulf Restoration Network, Gulf Coast Environmental Defense and C.A.T.E. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Southern Oregon University and a M.A. in Political Science/Campaign Management from the University of West Florida.



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