By John Fund
Governor Rick Scott of Florida has doggedly pursued pro-growth policies that have helped make his state, which is the third-largest in the nation, a success story. I praised him as recently as last month for his inaugural address calling for further tax cuts and budget reform. But when Scott runs off the rails, he creates a real train wreck.
In 2012, he infamously proposed expanding the state’s Medicaid program to comply with Obamacare. He was rescued from that folly only by his Republican legislature, which knew that Washington couldn’t be trusted with its end of the bargain. Now he has once again confounded his allies and emboldened his critics. This time, it’s about his failure to block non-citizen voting.