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The Florida Cabinet discussed performance metrics Tuesday for reviewing the work of agency heads. The protracted venture stretches back to the bungled ouster of former state law enforcement chief Gerald Bailey.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has courted controversy in recent months thanks to his secretive approach to replacing appointees. In January it came to light Scott was laying the groundwork to replace Kevin McCarty—head of Florida’s office of insurance regulation—with an official from Louisiana’s insurance agency. Facing pushback from the Cabinet, Scott instead proposed annual reviews, and at Tuesday’s meeting the Cabinet settled on performance metrics for its first three agencies.

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