Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

Jesse Panuccio to resign as DEO head

Tallahassee - Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, is stepping down, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning. Since being appointed to the post in 2013, Panuccio has led the department through controversy over technical problems with the online filing system for unemployment benefits and been one of Scott’s top advisers in jobs and economic development. His last day will be Jan. 8, 2016. According to a letter of resignation, he is leaving, “to begin a new chapter of my career and life.” The governor’s office released that Panuccio will “pursue new opportunities.” The resignation comes just before the start of a new legislative session, when Panuccio will be up for confirmation in the Senate, a chamber that has been highly critical of him and which did not confirm him last year. Read more in Tampa Bay Times   Jessie Panuccio is featured on Episode 28: Launch Fraud Protection
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Friday, 11 September 2015 00:00

Episode 28: Launch Fraud Prevention

THE ROTUNDA -- This episode goes into space (almost) as media consultant Kevin Cate discusses the launch of his new product, Rocket Lobby, which is designed to help people know who their elected officials are, anywhere in the country, while allowing users to rate their lawmakers. Plus, Gov. Rick Scott’s point person for creating jobs is battling a major crisis on his hand; unemployment fraud.
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