Lt. Governor of Florida

Florida Lt. Governor
2:58 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Lawsuit Demands Scott Name A Lt. Governor

A lawsuit seeks to order Gov. Scott to name a second-in-command within 30 days.
Credit Reuters

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being sued over his decision to leave the post of lieutenant governor vacant for nearly ten months. A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist is asking the Florida Supreme Court to force an appointment within 30 days.

Article-4, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution says: “There shall be a lieutenant governor, who shall perform such duties pertaining to the office of governor as shall be assigned by the governor, except when otherwise provided by law, and such other duties as may be prescribed by law.”

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