The Rick Scott era begins in just a few hours, as the ostentatious $3 million two-day inauguration extravaganza continues with the official swearing-in ceremonies at high noon today.
While Jerry Brown was being sworn in as California's newest governor, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that outside of the Capitol, "hundreds of people stood in line for free hot dogs at an open-to-the-public inauguration party sponsored by an Orange County public employees union. Inside the governor's office, meanwhile, Brown's guests were treated to pizza."
That's not exactly the milieu we're seeing in Tallahassee, as many of the corporations that are funding the Scott inauguration festivities stand to benefit from his administration.
Listed below are just some of the heavy hitters who have put money in for the cause, some with local ties:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida $25,000
United States Sugar $25,000
TECO Energy $25,000
FCCI Services, Inc. $10,000
Dick Beard $5,0000