For the second time in less than a year, Gov. Rick Scott will be seeking a new chief of the Department of Economic Opportunity. State 'jobs czar' Hunting Deutsch abruptly resigned his post on Tuesday in the midst of the governor's four-day trade mission in Bogota, Colombia.
The governor's office confirmed Deutsch's resignation but said a resignation letter was not immediately available.
Deutsch drew controversy recently following revelations by The Current news site that he had collected state unemployment benefits between 2009 and 2011.
-- Steve Bousquet