Pitbull fallout: Governor wants tourism head to step down


THE GOVERNOR WANTS ANSWERS THE PRESIDENT VERSUS PUTIN. OBAMA VOWS RETALIATION OVER RUSSIAN HACKING. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. FIRST SOME BREAKING NEWS. THE GOVERNOR IS CALLING FOR MAJOR RENEW ORLEANS AND THREE MANAGERS ARE OUT AT VISIT FLORIDA NOW THAT A MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT WITH A POP STAR PITBULL HAS BEEN MADE PUBLIC. MARK DOUGLAS HAS BEEN ALL OVER THIS STORY BECAUSE YOU PAID FOR IT. MARCUS JOINING US WITH THE LATEST DETAILS ON THIS. Reporter: KEITH, PITBULL’S TOURISM PROMOTION CONTRACT WAS I A CONFIDENTIAL STATE SECRET FOR MORE THAN A YEAR UNTIL THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SUED TO MAKE IT PUBLIC JUST THIS WEEK. NOW THERE’S A BLOOD BATH AT FLORIDA’S TOP TOURISM AGENCY AND A CALL BY THE GOVERNOR FOR MAJOR REFORMS. IT ALL BEGAN WITH PIT BULL’S SEXY BEACHES VIDEO COST TAXPAYERS A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS TO PRODUCE TOGETHER WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS PITBULL’S SERVICES SECRETLY COST TAXPAYERS $1 MILLION. VISIT FLORIDA CEO WILL SECOND YOU EXPRESSED REGRET TWO DAYS AGO. WE WILL NEVER DO ANOTHER AGREEMENT THAT HAS CONFIDENTIAL CLAUSES LIKE THAT. Reporter: THE GOVERNOR SENT A LETTER CALLING FOR THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND TOTAL TRANSPARENCY. HE WANTS VISIT FLORIDA TO PUBLISH ALL EXTERNAL SPENDING REPORTS ONLINE ALONG WITH WORKER SALARIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHART. AUDITS, TAX RETURNS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS AND TO PUBLISH THE DETAILS OF ALL VENDOR AND CONTRACTOR SPENDING. WILL HAS SAID HE’S IN VERY MUCH AGREEMENT WITH ALL OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AND WE’LL BE PUTTING ALL THOSE THINGS IN PLACE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. Reporter: SECOND CUSTOM WILL STEP DOWN IN JANUARY AND TODAY FIRED HIS CHIEF FINANCIAL AND MARKETING OFFICERS IN RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNOR’S NO NONSENSE LETTER. PITBULL’S CONFIDENTIAL CONTRACT HAS BEEN A SORE SPOT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR BUT WHEN THE HOUSE SPEAKER FILED THAT LAWSUIT TUESDAY EVERYTHING BUSTED WIDE OPEN. MARK THIS DOWN AS A VICTORY FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT AN PUBLIC’S RIGHT KNOW HOW MONEY IS SPENT. PERHAPS A SIGN OF THINGS TO

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