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So far, no one gets to work in new Scott administration



Florida's new governor has yet to name a single person to his administrative team, four weeks after the election.

Instead, Rick Scott has spent much of the past month traveling the country in his new head-of-state status and naming 189 advisers to his transition team.

He has yet to pick his chief of staff or name the heads of any of Florida's nearly 30 state agencies under his control, including those that oversee Florida's 102,000 prison inmates, 582,000 elementary school students or 2.5 million people on food stamps.

In stark contrast, Ohio's newly elected Republican governor, John Kasich — who won on a jobs platform similar to Scott's — has named five people to his new administration.

By this time 12 years ago, newly elected Gov. Jeb Bush had selected secretaries of labor, health and children and families, named a chief of staff, a legislative affairs director, and a communications secretary. And four years ago, Gov. Charlie Crist had named his chief of staff and was distributing daily agendas of his transition team schedule.

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[Last modified: Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:04am]


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