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Daily Scripts

November 13th, 2016 by Mike Vasilinda

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

Quota Gate Package

Edius 2

Anchor Lead

The head of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was questioned today by the governor and cabinet to about a recent memo ordering troopers to write more tickets. As jake stofan tells us the department is retraining supervisors to make sure everyone understands ticket quotas are against the law.

Supers:

0:10-0:16 Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

0:29-0:35 Pam Bondi

Attorney General

0:42-0:47 Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

0:55-1:03 Colonel Gene Spaulding

Director, FHP

1:03-1:09 Jake Stofan

1:11-1:20 Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

Runs: 1:31

Anchor Tag

In addition to the online training course FHP supervisory positions will now include language specifying quotas are not permitted in their job descriptions.

Quota Gate Package Script

A North Florida highway patrol supervisor told troopers last week to step up their ticket writing from 1.3 tickets an hour to 2 tickets an hour. Citation quotas are illegal in Florida.

Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

“We will immediately designate that quotas are prohibited by Florida law in our FHP policy.”

Terry Rhodes, Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles appeared before her bosses, the Governor and Cabinet to explain how the department is responding to the controversial memo sent by Major Mark Welch.

Pam Bondi

Attorney General

“Stupid statement. That’s the only way to describe what that person said.”

To prevent future mishaps the Florida Highway Patrol will be putting their supervisors through online training courses.

Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

“To ensure that they know what the Florida law is and what the quotas means by statute.”

Florida Highway Patrol Director Gene Spaulding says despite Major Welches memo, FHP troopers never felt they were expected to meet quotas.

Colonel Gene Spaulding

Director, FHP

“They have never been disciplined they have never been evaluated. There’s been no punitive damages. They’ve never been rewarded strictly for writing citations.”

Jake

“The Florida Highway Patrol is currently reviewing its options for disciplinary action against Major Welch.”

For now, Rhodes believes the department has done enough.

Terry Rhodes

Executive Director, DHSMV

“We feel like there’s going to be no other type of mistake that was made like that and that there are no quotas within the highway patrol.”

Department officials say although quotas are not enforced at FHP they still expect their troops to be productive and actively issue tickets when appropriate.

 

VO/SOT: Venezuela

Florida’s $150 billon pension plan doesn’t have any investments in the Venesuala and after action by the Governor and Cabinet today it wont in the future.

The move was an act of protest by the state against the country’s current President, Nicolas Maduro.

Ash Williams

Executive Director, State Board of Administration

“We evaluated a number of opportunities as I said and I thank the trustees for their prudence and thoroughness. We looked at this very carefully. We reconciled essentially the facts, the law and our fiduciary duty and we believe what we did today was prudent and within all of our obligations.”

The restrictions have been criticized by Democrats who say they should also apply to companies that invest in Venezuela, like Goldman Sachs.

 

VO/SOT: Patronis First Meeting

New Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis attended his first Cabinet meeting Wednesday.

The meeting began with a prayer written and read by his so,n Johnny Patronis.

At the meeting Patronis introduced his new Chief of Staff, Ryan West.

Patronis says his first meeting was, “fantastic.”

Jimmy Patronis

Chief Financial Officer

“I was really impressed with the quality of folks that are doing great things in the state of Florida and what can I say. The Governor and Attorney General Pam Bondi and Commissioner Putnam have done a great job showing their stewardship over this state.”

After the meeting when asked if he plans to try and keep his seat as CFO when his term expires next year Patronis answered, it’s a real possibility.

 

VOSOTSOT Governor and Attorney General on Trumps Response to Charlottesville: 

Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi reacted to the events that transpired in Charlottesville South Carolina over the weekend, when a group of white nationalists protesting the removal of a confederate monument clashed with counter protestors killing one and injuring 19.

Both leaders condemned the racist agenda of the white nationalists. However they were silent when it came to responding to criticism of President Trump’s recent statements on the tragedy. In a series of tweets the President claimed the blame for the tragedy was shared between both the white nationalist groups and those protesting their cause.

Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General

“I did not see his last press conference, but I think the first statement he gave was three hours after the incident or a few hours after the incident when they didn’t know all the groups involved and some people are saying he said other sides some people are saying he said many sides. All I can tell you is how I feel and I will tell him and I think it’s pretty much what Ivanka Trump tweeted as well. The KKK, White Supremacists, Neo Nazis… I’m missing some. There are so many groups out there filled with hatred and violence and they will not be tolerated. Nor [should] they be tolerated in our state and in our country.”

Governor Rick Scott

(R)

Scott: “If you want to ask president Trump what he said you can ask him.”

Reporter: I’m asking your reaction to it though.

Scott: “I’m telling you right now that I don’t believe in racism, I don’t believe in bigotry . What happened in Charlottesville was evil. There’s no moral equivalency between the two sides. A young lady was murdered. We lost two law enforcement officers. Every elected official needs to figure out how to bring our country together.”

Both Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi are two of Trumps earlier supporters supporters.

 

 

Quota Gate Look Live

Edius 2
Anchor Lead
The head of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was questioned today by the governor and cabinet to about a recent memo ordering troopers to write more tickets. As jake stofan tells us the department is retraining supervisors to make sure everyone understands ticket quotas are against the law.
Supers:
0:00-0:15 Jake Stofan
0:15-21 Terry Rhodes
Executive Director, DHSMV
0:40-0:46 Terry Rhodes
Executive Director, DHSMV
0:46-0:53 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
In addition to the online training course FHP supervisory positions will now include language specifying quotas are not permitted in their job descriptions.
Quota Gate Look Live Script
Jake
“It’s been more than a week since a highway patrol major sent a memo to troopers telling them to write at least two tickets an hour. Ticket Quotas are illegal in Florida. Today The Executive Director of the Department says the no quota message would be made clear.”
Terry Rhodes
Executive Director, DHSMV
“We will immediately designate that quotas are prohibited by Florida law in our FHP policy.”
Terry Rhodes, Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles appeared before her bosses, the Governor and Cabinet to explain how the department is responding to the controversial memo sent by Major Mark Welch.
To prevent future mishaps the Florida Highway Patrol will be putting their supervisors through online training courses.
Terry Rhodes
Executive Director, DHSMV
“To ensure that they know what the Florida law is and what the quotas means by statute.”
Jake
“The Florida Highway Patrol is currently reviewing its options for disciplinary action against Major Welch.”

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