House Speaker Marco Rubio sent out the following statement regarding the governor's veto of turnpike bid language he inserted into the budget:
“Today's veto will result in a government contract being awarded to benefit a single vendor. Combining the state’s fuel and food contracts along the Florida Turnpike limits the competitiveness of the procurement to only two companies, squeezes out all other potential bidders, and guarantees that we will not have an open, competitive, and transparent procurement process. The end result of this decision will be increased costs to Florida’s motorists.”
Read the full story here.