In what has become business as usual in Tallahassee, recent reports show that Rick Scott is once again guilty of naming one of his inexperienced, but subservient, Republican puppets to a major position of influence in the state’s government.
“Being a Rick Scott crony has its perks. All you have to do is be a partisan operative, serve Scott’s special interest agenda and you’ll easily land a six-figure title –making major decisions for Florida’s families — no experience or relevant knowledge required. Meanwhile, Floridians are suffering from stagnant wages and rising costs of living thanks to the incompetence of Scott’s political operatives filling government agencies. Taxpayer funded jobs should go to the most qualified and knowledgeable applicants, not political puppets who will serve special interests over the people of our state.” said FDP spokesperson Johanna Cervone.
He lacked experience, left the application mostly blank but got a $110,000 state job
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau // Mary Ellen Klas
August 08, 2017 2:39 PM
Before Gov. Rick Scott named Taylor Teepell to be the finance director of the New Republican Super PAC, the governor gave him a $110,000 job in Florida government for which he had no experience.
For 14 months, the Louisiana native served in a top position in the Department of Economic Opportunity — as head of growth management oversight in Florida. When he left in May, he had been given a raise — to $116,561— nearly three times the average state worker salary.
Teepell, 34, had spent a decade working as a Republican political operative and was campaign manager for former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign for president. He had worked in the executive offices of Jindal and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and worked campaigns in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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