Rick Scott Gets Surprise $25 Million Charge in "Cost-Saving" Scheme

Surprise! When you get rid of all the people who run your prisons, so that they can be run more “efficiently” by private corporations, you then have to pay out their unused sick time, vacation time and holiday time before you put them on the streets. Apparently no one included this in the cost-savings planning. (Also, they’re calling these workers “displaced,” which is… cute.) The $25-million bill looks like it’ll bring Florida’s Department of Corrections to its budgetary knees.