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Rick Scott Reappoints Top Posts After Abrupt Session End

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
Posted at 1:28 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 13:28:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is reappointing more than a dozen agency heads in the aftermath of this year's contentious legislative session.

    

The Florida Senate ended the session last week without confirming dozens of appointments made in the last few months by Scott. Those include appointments to university and college boards.

    

Scott on Monday reappointed those holding top spots in 14 state agencies, including the heads of the Department of Health, the Department of Corrections and the Agency for Health Care Administration.

    

State law requires anyone not confirmed by the Florida Senate to step down from their job within 45 days unless they are reappointed by the governor. The person, however, must be confirmed in next year's session or they will be forced to leave their job.

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5/4/2015 11:28:54 AM (GMT -4:00)