Florida Cabinet meets at State Fair

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 06 2014 05:00:23 PM EST
TAMPA, Fla. -

Gov. Rick Scott formally opened the Florida State Fair and held a cabinet meeting on the Tampa fairgrounds as a way to highlight the state's agricultural heritage.

Scott, along with Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, met for three hours on Thursday morning after formally opening the Florida State Fair, which runs through Feb. 17.

Much of the meeting was spent recognizing various groups, including 4H, dog rescue organizations and military members. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Derrick Brooks was honored for his community service.

The cabinet heard from Florida Association of Realtors president John Sebree about flood insurance rates.

Sebree said flood insurance rate hikes have especially hurt home sales in Pinellas County, where sales were down 8.4 percent in December.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus