“What’s wrong with state employees?” said Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Seminole. “We should be taking care of them, rather than kicking them under the bus.” -Dennis Jones on his opposition to Rick Scott's privatization plans
Indeed. What's wrong with state employees?
Florida Governor Rick Scott's plan to privatize all correctional facilities in 18 counties died in the Florida Senate yesterday. Despite having a 16 seat majority, a number of Republican senators joined the Democrats to vote it down.
Idealistically all of those in opposition would be asking the same question asked by Senator Dennis Jones, but I'm sure at least some of them simply decided they did not want to follow Rick Scott off a cliff.