Scott Proposes Streamlining Florida Government

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed consolidations and streamlining he says will save the state $1 billion over two years.
The new Republican governor announced his plans at The Villages,
a north-central Florida retirement community.
Scott said his budget proposal to the Legislature will include
moving growth management functions from the Department of Community Affairs to other agencies.
He also wants to shift the licensing and regulation of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics from the Department of Health to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Another proposal is to transfer alcoholic beverage tax collection from Business and Professional Regulation to the Revenue

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM
  • by How does that save money? on Feb 1, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    How do you save money by moving something from one agency to another? Just asking.
  • by anon Location: here on Feb 1, 2011 at 04:26 AM
    I agree with moving the booze tax to the Revenue Dept. but taking pharmaceuticals and medical device overview away from the Health Dept. seems to indicate there will be no more safety review,,just make sure the "money comes in".
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