Gov. Rick Scott seeks to distance himself from Florida tuition increases
Gov. Rick Scott's office is attempting to distance itself from the higher-ed protests around the state, particularly the fingers pointing blame at him for this year's tuition increase. But a memo sent Tuesday by his communications director once again makes some points that others (including some officials inside Scott's executive office) will not.
Communications director Brian Burgess sought to combat some seemingly* sloppy reporting that characterized the 15 percent tuition increase this year as "Gov. Rick Scott's tuition increase." But Burgess' attempt to list "the facts" -- including one that "Gov. Scott had nothing to do with any tuition hike" -- seems to again blur the line taxpayers might expect between spin from a privately-funded campaign and communications from an office they subsidize.