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Everyone has input for Crist's team



As a candidate for governor, Charlie Crist promised to listen to Floridians. Now that he's about to take over, he's getting an earful as never before.

As Crist prepares to take office in less than a month, lobbyists and campaign donors have opinions about who should or shouldn't run state agencies. Crist's transition team of volunteers is racing against a Jan. 2 deadline to provide a diverse pool of appointees to dozens of high-level state jobs.

Still other Crist supporters are serving on citizen review teams, sizing up the work of state agencies under departing Gov. Jeb Bush. Hundreds of average Floridians are e-mailing Crist's transition Web site with advice on everything from the quality of food in Florida prisons to the operation of state parks.

But most of the e-mail is about one subject: the high cost of homeowners' insurance.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:42am]


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