WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to a recent editorial advocating for federal funding to bailout states. Senator Scott is working to ensure that taxpayer dollars for Coronavirus response are used only for response expenses, not to shield states from the consequences of decades of poor budget decisions pre-dating the pandemic.

In the letter, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo and liberal talking heads continue to misuse data to distract from the poor fiscal management of states like New York, Illinois and California.

… It’s about how states have managed their budgets, and which ones are better prepared to withstand the coming fiscal challenges.

… It’s not fair to Florida citizens to send their tax dollars to bail out liberal politicians in states like New York for their unwillingness to make tough and responsible choices.”

Read the full letter to the editor in the New York Times HERE.