By Jim Turner
The News Service of Florida
Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:17 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE — A disagreement about the pending exit of Florida’s longtime insurance commissioner continued Wednesday, as the state Cabinet prepares to again try to end an impasse about hiring a new commissioner.
State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who refused Tuesday to accept Gov. Rick Scott’s nominee for insurance commissioner, issued a statement Wednesday disagreeing with the governor over the departure date of outgoing Commissioner Kevin McCarty.
“I am disappointed that in its eagerness to replace Commissioner McCarty, the governor’s office has chosen to quibble about his resignation letter,” Atwater said in a release. “We should take full advantage of Commissioner McCarty’s gracious offer to continue to provide consistent and knowledgeable leadership during this period, thereby affording the Cabinet the opportunity for a thorough and well considered hiring process.”