The House Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee signed off on a bill that would give [Gov. Rick Scott, pictured, right] additional oversight of 24 regional workforce boards, saying reports of lavish and questionable spending at some of the boards demonstrated a need for more state control.
In January 2010, the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance president resigned after the state inspector general reported more than $24,000 in unapproved spending and more than $81,000 in questionable expenses that required further documentation, according to a St. Petersburg Times report. Then in July 2010, the paper reported that the Pasco Hernando workforce board used $6,000 in state funding to pay for employee massages.
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