TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Governor Rick Scott is targeting higher education again Friday after asking his chief inspector general to re-examine the contracts of the 28 presidents who work in the state college system.

Scott made the request after trustees at Florida State College at Jacksonville agreed to a more than $1 million severance package with its outgoing president.

Scott’s letter to Inspector General Melinda Miguel noted another settlement with the president at Edison State College. Scott said the payouts are troubling and deserve immediate attention to assess the liabilities and consequences to taxpayers.

The severances are similar to the ones chief executives receive when they leave major corporations. Scott has also asked the IG to receive five years worth of expenses at the foundation that serves Florida State College at Jacksonville..

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