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Governor Scott giving no hints to expiring state appointments

Julie Salomone

Governor Scott giving no hints to expiring state appointments

CREATED Apr. 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr. 16, 2012

FORT MYERS - Governor Rick Scott isn't giving any hits about how he plans to handle hundreds of state appointments set to expire because the legislature didn't approve them.

Governor Scott appointed hundreds of people to Florida boards, including several trustees at Edison State College, but because the legislature never approved those appointments, the future of those appointees is in jeopardy.

As we reported last month, in a letter to the Edison Board of Trustees back in March, a state college official informed recently appointed board members that they are now in limbo since the state Senate wrapped up its session without confirming them.

The Governor is on a time limit to nominate them again. So what happens next? Fox 4 asked the Governor on Monday.

"I think by the 23rd...25th of April, I'll have to decide whether I reappoint them so they go up for confirmation next year," said Governor Rick Scott.

The uncertainty over the Edison Board of Trustees is particularly concerning to faculty members as the college tries to recover from recent scandals and is currently seeking a new president.

Julie Salomone
Fox 4