The leader of Gov. Rick Scott’s most cherished agency abruptly resigned Monday, citing a “critical” difference of opinion with the governor over their vision of Enterprise Florida.
Chris Hart’s sudden resignation – which appears to have caught Scott’s office by surprise – comes on the eve of the Florida Legislature beginning its annual session. House leaders have vowed to kill the agency and have a bill ready to pass as soon as this week to eliminate the agency – and Hart’s job – entirely.
But in his resignation later, Hart only citied differences of opinion with Scott as the reason he was leaving immediately. Hart started his position in January, but had been informally working with the agency and learning how to best move the agency forward during a tumultuous period.