Published: Oct 19, 2010 5:13 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 2:10 PM EDT

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.