Why isn't a reporter on MSNBC reporting on Gov. Rick Scott's illegal activities? Florida has Sunshine laws which require government business to be open to the public. Rick Scott failed to obey the law and was sued. Scott settled the lawsuit using taxpayer money. In short, Scott broke the law and admitted it by paying a settlement. Scott misused taxpayer money by using it to pay off the lawsuit. Scott is not only guilty of breaking the sunshine law but also illegally using taxpayer money for his benefit, yet no law enforcement agency is investigating.