TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is getting a firsthand look at a troubled state agency, but it's one that he wants to expand.
Scott scheduled a visit Thursday to the Department of Management Services, which oversees a variety of state functions including building construction, purchasing and personnel.
As part of his budget proposal, Scott recommended that many common activities conducted within various agencies be consolidated under Management Services.
They include finance and accounting; fleet, grants and property management; procurement; legal services; leasing; printing, and mail distribution.
The agency recently came under fire for its role in building an opulent Tallahassee courthouse critics have dubbed a "Taj Mahal."
Scott also will give brief remarks this afternoon to commemorate 244 new, high-tech jobs coming to the Sunshine State. He will make his job announcement at High Performance Materials Institute in Tallahassee.