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The Good, the Bad and the Interesting: Applicants for Florida revenue chief

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Florida public records laws provide a treasure trove of information on candidates seeking top statewide positions, as well as a seemingly endless source of entertainment. Currently, the Florida Cabinet is seeking candidates for top jobs at both the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Department of Revenue. Unlike the Office of Insurance Regulation, the top job at Revenue does not have statutory qualification requirements. Nevertheless, one could assume that many of those seeking the job have significant managerial, financial or tax experience…

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Sine die and deadline to apply for Insurance Commissioner job both Friday

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March 11 is not only the final day of the 2016 Legislative Session, but it’s also the last day to apply for state Insurance Commissioner. As of Friday morning, 47 people had applied for the position, but none were “marquee” names. For instance, former state Rep. Tom Grady previously told FloridaPolitics.com he wasn’t interested in the job. He and others were rumored to be on Gov. Rick Scott‘s short list.  The Naples Republican is a friend of Scott and a former Commissioner of…

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Revenue Department head Marshall Stranburg says he’s resigning

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Marshall Stranburg, executive director of the state’s Department of Revenue, told his employees on Monday that he’s quitting the post to take a position in Washington. The news was revealed in an interoffice email provided to FloridaPolitics.com. Revenue Department spokeswoman Renee Watters confirmed the email later Monday morning. Stranburg has been one of three agency heads in Gov. Rick Scott‘s cross hairs to replace. Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty and Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Drew Breakspear are the others. Stranburg, with the state since 1991, was paid…

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