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A real beef with Alan Levine



At a meeting Friday of a subcommittee of the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, things were moving so slowly that the panel's chairman, hospital-district executive Alan Levine, revealed plans to spend some of his pay in a new Beef O'Brady's in Tallahassee.

"I'm buying one," Levine said during a dry discussion of the state's indebtedness led by Ben Watkins, chief of the state bond finance division. "Kerry Forest Parkway," he added in a shameless plug for his business venture. (Levine left Jeb Bush's employ as chief of the Florida Medicaid program last year, and now earns a robust $520,000 running the tax-assisted North Broward Hospital District, so he's rather flush).

So here we have a public hospital executive investing in those cholesterol-laden fries at Beef's, right?  


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:41pm]


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