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Andy Gardiner defends Senate record, Rick Scott appoints two more agency heads

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Rick Scott reappointed 16 state agency executives by late Monday, all of whom failed to be confirmed by the Florida Senate this spring. Scott reappointed Jon Steverson as interim Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Protection Secretary and appointed Rick Swearingen as an interim Executive Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Those agencies report to the Florida Cabinet which also must approve the appointment. The Cabinet will meet tomorrow to act on those appointments. They will follow guidelines…

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