TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott's top official in charge of recruiting jobs to the state could be getting a hefty raise.
Enterprise Florida, the organization set up to lure companies to the state, may soon approve a two-year contract for president and CEO Gray Swoope. The new contract would allow Swoope to make up to $375,000 in salary and bonuses.
Swoope was eligible for $300,000 under his current contract. His base salary comes from taxpayers, while his bonus is paid from private contributions.
The proposed new contract - which runs until July 2015 - also guarantees a payment of $137,500 to Swoope if he is removed from his job from the next governor.
Scott is up for re-election in November 2014.