Charlie Won’t Talk about His Mismanagement as Governor

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The state of Florida is on the hook with the federal government for $17.5 million because of mismanagement of its food assistance program when Charlie Crist was governor, according to a new report from WFLA released Friday. And as usual, Crist – who is asking voters to send him back to Tallahassee – does not want to talk about it:
“The settlement between the federal government and DCF comes after allegations were investigated into whether or not DCF had accurately reported Florida’s SNAP error rate when awarding benefits, which would ensure that the taxpayer dollars poured into the program were not misused due to inaccurate reporting and eligibility…

“The allegations are the product of what the U.S. Department of Justice says were improper policies used beginning in 2010, for fiscal years 2011 and 2012…

“8 On Your Side reached out to representatives of Rep. Crist, now a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, for comment on the statement from DCF, but have not yet received a reply.”

“Once again, Charlie Crist is refusing to answer local media’s questions about his shortcomings in statewide office,” said RGA spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez. “While mismanaging bureaucracy may not be as devastating as some of Charlie’s other actions as governor, the reality remains that he failed Florida last time he was governor and he’d fail the state again if given the chance.”