Statement From FLA Dems Chairman Smith on the Senate’s Prison Privatization Vote
Tallahassee, FL – Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith issued the following statement in response to the failed attempt to privatize Florida prisons:
"Today, Republicans and Democrats came together to stop Governor Rick Scott and Senate President Mike Haridopolos from awarding a large taxpayer contract to one of the GOP's top political donors. In doing so, they averted the loss of thousands of jobs, the devastation of communities in rural Florida and avoided putting our state's hardworking correctional officers at risk. In a win for Florida's families, this bill was rightly defeated."