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Daily Scripts

May 28th, 2020 by Mike Vasilinda

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Note: The unemployment lawsuit VOSOT will be coming after the trial wraps up. We’re expecting probably around 4:30.
Capitol News Service Feed
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Cabinet Showdown
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
The Florida Governor and Cabinet held their first meeting since the start of the pandemic four months ago.  Democrat Nikki Fried came out swinging.  As Jake Stofan tells us the state’s Agriculture Commissioner had hoped to get an update on the state’s financial situation and COVID-19 related issues, but her request fell on deaf ears.
Supers:
0:23-0:32 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
0:45-0:50 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
0:58-1:02 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
1:02-1:09 Jake Stofan
1:09-1:17 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
Runs: 1:32
Anchor Tag
We did reach out to the Governor’s Office for a response to the criticism lobbed by Commissioner Fried, but did not hear back.
Cabinet Showdown PACKAGE
Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried was the only one of four to show up in person to the meeting of the Governor and cabinet.
NAT SOT (Commissioner Fried): “I’d like to have a moment of silence.”
She began by requesting a moment of silence for the more than 100,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.
NAT SOT (Governor DeSantis): “Aright, very well.”
It would be the lone statewide elected Democrat’s only request to be honored.
At the end of the meeting she expressed her disappointment.
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“Each of us received more than four million votes and were put here to do a job and for the most critical nearly four months of this pandemic this cabinet has been left in the dark.”
The Governor adjourned the meeting without responding to her comments.
NAT SOT (Governor DeSantis): “You guys have a good one, take care.”
Fried tells us she’d hoped to hear from the State Surgeon General and Department of Health on a number of pandemic related issues.
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“In regards to data analysis, the information coming out of the nursing homes, the prison system.”
She’d also requested an update on the state’s financial situation.
The state is projected to have lost $2.4 billion since March.
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“And all of those were not fulfilled and were quite frankly ignored.”
Jake
“Fried says without these conversations, the public will be less informed and at higher risk as the state reopens.”
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“If we’re going to be opening up our state at least give individuals the knowledge to make personal decisions for their own health and wellness.”
Even some seemingly benign requests from the commissioner went ignored, including a request to give an update on food distribution programs and an update on the wildfires raging in the panhandle.
Capitol News Service Feed
Thursday, May 28, 2020
DEO Investigation Update
Edius 1
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77 million for an unemployment technology system that hasn’t worked properly since the beginning in 2013 is underway. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, The inspector General looking at documents is asking for patience.
Supers: Tallahassee
0:07-0:13 Sot: Ron DeSantis
Governor
0:18-0:32 Sot: Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
0:47-0:49 Sot: Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
0:50-0:54 Mike Vasilinda Standup
1:00-1:09 Sot: Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez
D-Miami
1:16-1:24 Sot: Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
Runs 1:32
Anchor tag: As of this morning, more than three hundred and thirty eight thousand people were still waiting for a determination of whether their claims were valid. Another thirty three thousand who are eligible are waiting for their first check.
DEO Investigation Update Package Script:
The Governor first called for an investigation into the failed unemployment system on
On May First.
Sot: Ron DeSantis
Governor
“The way it was done was not worth the amount of money that was put in. I’ve not found a single person who has said its worth it.”
Since then, Inspector General Melinda Miguel has been pulling documents.
“One of the things we’re looking at is whether this particular project  was designed properly, tested properly and designed with appropriate capacity.  We want to provide a historical look back, going all the way back to 2007.”
That year the state spent a million dollars on a study to replace its aging system. Four years later work began on what was then a 39 million dollars contract. 17 Amendments later it ballooned to a 77 million dollar project.
Sot: Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
“We want to follow all of the money.”
Mike Vasilinda Standup
Florida Democrats also want an independent legislative investigation.”

 

Democrats says the investigation must go beyond the failed technology and the past administration,
Sot: Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez
D-Miami
“we should take a wholesale look at the damage done to the entire state, including employers and employees who rely on the system”.
Miguel tells us she will have a better idea on where the investigation is going in about a month.
Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
“There are a lot of people out there hurting. Florida families need the state of Florida right now at a time like no other. And I think we’ll get to the bottom of this.”
And no investigation is going to speed up payments to the thousands still waiting.
Land Purchase VOSOT:
Floridians will have more natural wonders to explore as the state opens up with the Governor and Cabinet today approving the purchase of 32,000 acres for protection.
The lands, purchased primarily in the panhandle through the Florida Forever Program, include Lake Wimico in Gulf County, Devil’s Garden in Hendry County and the Bluffs of St. Teresa in Franklin and Wukulla counties.
Julie Wraithmell, Executive Director of Audubon Florida says the between $73 and $79 million price tag on the seven land purchases is well worth the investment for the state.
SOT Julie Wraithmell
Executive Director, Audubon Florida
“Whether you’re talking about our tourism economy or our real estate values, the ability of military bases to continue the military mission or even agriculture. They depend on these open spaces and the water quality and quantity protection that they’re providing.”
Since 2001 the Florida Forever Program has been used to purchase and protect more than 800,000 acres of natural lands throughout the state.
Today’s purchase was the largest in at least a decade.
Capitol News Service Feed
Thursday, May 28, 2020
DEO Investigation Update LOOK LIVE
Edius 1
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77 million for an unemployment technology system that hasn’t worked properly since the beginning in 2013 is underway. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, The inspector General looking at documents is asking for patience.
Supers:
0:00-0:12 Mike Vasilinda
0:13-0:27 Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
0:42-0:44 Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
0:46-0:57 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor tag: The Inspector General says she’ll have a better handle of how long the investigation will take in about a month.
DEO Investigation Update LOOK LIVE Script
MV:”Its been a month since the Governor asked for an investigation into the states failed unemployment system cost so much.  Since then, the states Inspector General has been combing though a mountain of documents.
Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
“One of the things we’re looking at is whether this particular project  was designed properly, tested properly and designed with appropriate capacity.  We want to provide a historical look back, going all the way back to 2007.”
That year the state spent a million dollars on a study to replace its aging system. Four years later work began on what was then a 39 million dollars contract. 17 Amendments later it ballooned to a 77 million dollar project.
Sot: Sot: Melinda Miguel
Inspector General
“We want to follow all of the money.”
MV:” And Florida Democrats also want an investigation. Not only into the computer system, but into why the entire system is one of the stingiest and hardest to navigate in the country.”
Capitol News Service Feed
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Cabinet Showdown
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
The Florida Governor and Cabinet held their first meeting since the start of the pandemic four months ago.  Democrat Nikki Fried came out swinging.  As Jake Stofan tells us Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried had hoped to get an update on the state’s financial situation and COVID-19 related issues, but her request fell on deaf ears.
Supers:
0:00-0:15 Jake Stofan
0:15-0:29 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
0:28-0:41 Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
0:41-0:54 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
We did reach out to the Governor’s Office for a  response to the criticism lobbed by Commissioner Fried, but did not receive a response.
Cabinet Showdown LOOK LIVE
Look Live In
“Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried was the only one of four to show up in person for the meeting of the Governor and cabinet. She’d been calling for a meeting for the past four months, seeking  updates on the pandemic, but the agenda didn’t include any of her requests.”
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“My concern is that the public is not getting correct information as we’re continuing to open up our state, opening up our beaches, our restaurants, our gyms, our summer camps. It’s important that people be able to make their own personal decisions whether to engage in those activities.”
She’d also requested an update on the state’s financial situation.
The state is projected to have lost $2.4 billion since March.
SOT Nikki Fried
(D) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
“And all of those were not fulfilled and were quite frankly ignored.”
Look Live Out
“Even some seemingly benign requests from the commissioner went ignored. Including a request to give an update on food distribution programs and an update on the wildfires raging in the panhandle.”

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