My source was this Miami Herald column. I’ve since learned that the columnist was in error. The commission was set to expire this year. So it actually hadn’t requested any funding. That means the legislature didn’t budget any funding, which of course means Gov. Scott didn’t veto it. I did call both Scott’s office and the commission, but neither returned my calls, which I made about twelve hours before the story was published.
It’s a fairly embarrassing error, and a good lesson in not relying on someone else’s reporting.
My apologies to Gov. Scott, and to those of you who read and commented on the article.