TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming House Speaker Dean Canon has demanded information from state agencies on work they've begin to implement President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul.
In a letter Tuesday to Gov. Charlie Crist, Cabinet members and state agencies., the Winter Park Republican wrote that the GOP-controlled Legislature must take a more proactive role in that task due to a "lack of state executive leadership."
That comment was an apparent dig at Crist and the three Cabinet members who together oversee the Office of Insurance Regulation.
Crist is a former Republican now running for the U.S. Senate as an independent, and the Cabinet includes Democratic Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, now running for governor.