You probably know by now that I am not TBARTA's biggest fan. When I was in Tallahassee earlier this year I stopped by Governor Crist's office to try to tell him about my concerns but he was out. Anyway, I signed his book and said in it that I had concerns with TBARTA. I later wrote to Gov. Crist before he approved the budget to let him know I OPPOSED the state funding TBARTA. I outlined my concerns and asked him not to fund the agency at this time. He later approved their funding despite my opposition.
Here is the funny part - I recently received an e-mail from one Aundra Bryant from the office of the Governor. Charlie thanked me in the e-mail for taking the time to write to him in SUPPORT of the appropriations for TBARTA and proudly proclaimed that he signed the act that would support them. I was not the only one, as two others in opposition informed me they received the same letter back as I did thanking them for their support. Way to keep your finger on the pulse of the people Governor. This inability to differentiate opposition vs. support could explain a lot!
What can you do? Sorry no suggestions this time as I am still shaking my head and rolling my eyeballs.