State Politics

March 18, 2014 1:05 PM

Top state official faces little scrutiny from lawmakers in wake of unemployment website fiasco

Jesse Panuccio, the embattled executive director of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, has had to explain to state lawmakers what went wrong with the launch of CONNECT, a $63 million website plagued with glitches that prevented thousands of Floridians from getting unemployment benefits on time.

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