Surprise! The same folks at Visit Florida who won't tell you how much Pitbull
is paid to be the state's tourism ambassador also don't want to talk about the money they're spending.
The Orlando Sentinel
reports the public-private state tourism agency will get $78 million this year in taxpayer money, but has little oversight from state officials and bars its contracts from the public eye. Visit Florida "hasn't been subjected to the in-depth government audits that other state agencies undergo each year," the Sentinel
"Taxpayers have paid thousands of dollars for Chinese and other foreign journalists to vacation in the Keys and unknown amounts of money on secret contracts for celebrities, race car drivers and soccer teams to promote the Sunshine State," according to the Sentinel
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