Governor Rick Scott Vetoes Funds For Rape Crisis Centers During Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) shocked the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence this week when he vetoed $1.5 million in funding for 30 rape crisis centers in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. State lawmakers allotted the money to offset an increase in need and a lack of sufficient funding for victim services.
A spokesperson for Scott said he vetoed that particular line item in the state budget because the state already funds sexual violence programs, and nobody was able to make it clear to him why rape crisis centers needed the new funding.With Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Jan Brewer grabbing more of the national headlines, he may be sliding under the radar a bit, but he seems determined to make sure his incompetence and malevolence don't go unrecognized.