According to some of the members of the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet, the answer is no. Three of the fifteen appointed members of the panel have complained that the Lt. Governor, who chairs the Cabinet, is not committed to truly standing up for Florida’s children.
Three Crist appointees say their effort to grab the Legislature’s attention on the plight of Florida’s kids this spring was watered down by Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, resulting in a muffled message being sent to Crist and legislators.
Kottkamp, chairman of the 15-member advisory panel, called their letter to legislators overly aggressive and signed a much milder version, which one advocate says was significantly toned down and another called embarrassing.
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