Acting House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, will need time to settle into the job and its many responsibilities. But he's already planning at least one staffing change - removing Mike Hansen as chief of staff.
Why? There could be a few possible reasons. Cretul could want a fresh start. Hansen could also be questioned in a grand jury investigation into money Ray Sansom helped get for his hometown college. That certainly doesn't mean Hansen would be targeted, only that he, too, could be distracted during the session.
The veteran Hansen is expected to get another job in the House. The word is Cretul's choice is going to be "out of the box."