Scott Shuts Down Lt. Gov's Office to Save Money
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has temporarily shuttered the $510,000-a-year lieutenant governor's office in an effort to save money.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has temporarily shuttered the $510,000-a-year lieutenant governor's office in an effort to save money, the Tampa Bay Times has reported.
The move leaves four employees without jobs and comes after Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's March 12 resignation. Carroll, who has not been accused of any wrongdoing, has been questioned by state law enforcement agents as part of their probe into a gambling ring. The ring included a veterans' charity that had apparently used Carroll's Jacksonville marketing firm in the past.
Carroll's Chief of staff John Konkus earned $100,000 a year. Other employees include an executive assistant, scheduler and manager of a satellite office near Carroll's Fleming Island home, the Times reported.
Scott's chief spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, told the paper that all four employees will receive state assistance in looking for new jobs. Scott has said he does not plan to look for Carroll's replacement until after the legislative session ends in early May.
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