TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's new governor may be headed for a case of culture shock when he tries to deal with the state's Legislature.
As a corporate chief executive officer, Rick Scott never before had to worry about sharing power with 160 independent-minded partners, but that's part of his new job description.
The Legislature is the state's board of directors while the governor is its CEO, says lobbyist and former state Sen. Ken Plante. He says that unlike a corporation, though, the governor doesn't have much influence with the board nor is he a member.
As a Republican, Scott will have the advantage of a
GOP-controlled Legislature, but there remain natural institutional tensions between governors and lawmakers unfamiliar to a corporate CEO.