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DOH Staff Cut 5 Percent in Governor’s Budget

Florida Governor's Office
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

  Roughly 5 percent of Department of Health positions would be eliminated under Gov. Rick Scott’s latest budget proposal, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

County health department nutritionists, health counselors and family support workers are among the 758 positions being cut. A DOH spokeswoman told the Times more than 500 of those spots are vacant. The 200 layoffs involve administrative positions, the Times reports. 

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