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Gov. Rick Scott lifts suspension of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones

It's official: Michelle Spence-Jones is back as Miami city commissioner.

Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Wednesday lifting the suspension imposed by former Gov. Charlie Crist after Spence-Jones was slapped with corruption charges.

Miami-Dade prosecutors dropped their pending case against Spence-Jones on Tuesday. State law required Scott to reinstate her as commissioner to finish her term, which ends in 2013.

That leaves Richard P. Dunn II, who had replaced Spence-Jones on the dais, out of a gig. More here.


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