February 12, 2013 12:00 AM

Improve contracting process in Florida state spending

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is championing a commendable proposal to help the Legislature quit wasting taxpayer money on state contracts for goods and services that turn sour. Over the past two years, the state has lost $48 million while walking away from bad contracts and grants instead of taking vendors to court. Pure and simple waste, the kind that angers taxpayers as it well should.

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