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Worth it or wasted: Lt. Governor job

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Governor Scott is finally getting around to looking for a replacement for Jennifer Carroll almost 120 days after she resigned from Office as Lieutenant Governor. Her entire office is now closed, saving her $125,000 salary and the salary of four members of her staff.

The budget for the entire Office is $510,000. Some are now asking the question, do we even need this position -- and why not save the money?

Article IV, 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."

Http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3#A4S02 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3

That means it would take a Constitutional amendment to eliminate the Lieutenant Governor. What do you think, is the taxpayer money spent to employ a Lieutenant Governor worth it or wasted?

TAKE OUR TEXT POLL: Text worth or waste to 94465. You'll get a text message confirming your vote; standard message and data rates may apply.

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