TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A lawsuit has been filed by a Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist to try and force Governor Rick Scott to select a lieutenant governor.
The position has been vacant for nearly nine months since former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned.READ MORE: COVID-19 Deaths Near 58,000 As Hospitalizations Drop
Carroll resigned last March after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.READ MORE: State Heads Off Debt Collectors On Overpayments Of Unemployment Aid
In her lawsuit Barbara DeVane contends that Scott is breaking a state law that requires him to appoint a lieutenant governor.
DeVane told The Associated Press she is filing the lawsuit because it’s time for Scott “to follow the law and do his job.”MORE NEWS: Police: Ferrari Driver Struck, Thrown Off Sunny Isles Bridge
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