After a quick google perusal, it looks like having the governor's name on the Welcome signs is an exception, not the norm. Plus, $8800 isn't alot of cash, but the point is bigger than the amount. I'm sure the money could have bought a few hours of therapy for cerebral palsy patients at least.
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott has defended spending $8,800 to put his name on highway signs welcoming travelers to Florida.
The multimillionaire Republican is going through the state budget line by line looking for spending items to veto so he can save money for taxpayers.
But at a news conference Tuesday he said the signs are just fine.
Scott, who was elected in November, said the signs "look nice" and come with the job.