Tea party picks up ethics issue as Gov. Scott retreats
On Rick Scott's first day as governor, he declared ethics and integrity "essential to maintaining the public trust" and ordered his office find ways to implement suggestions from a grand jury assembled to investigate public corruption.
More than 10 months later, there appears to be no plan.
That frustrates some tea party activists who propelled Scott to victory. They believed Scott was talking about ethics reform in all those campaign ads where he blasted "Tallahassee insiders."