Gov. Scott wants probe of 28 college presidents' salaries

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking his chief inspector general to review the contracts of the 28 presidents who serve in the state college system.

Scott made the request this week in the wake of reports that trustees at Florida State College at Jacksonville agreed to a $1.2 million severance package with the outgoing president.

The governor wants an investigation into how much taxpayers could owe due to employment contracts.

Scott in a letter to Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel noted another settlement with the president at Edison State College. The governor said that these troubling payouts deserve immediate attention to assess the liabilities and consequences to taxpayers.

The governor also asked Miquel to review five years' worth of expenses at the foundation that serves Florida State College at Jacksonville.

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