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The Florida Department of Revenue is getting a new Executive Director. The cabinet named Jim Zingale the new Executive Director of the Department of Revenue Tuesday.

Zingale served in the position for 7 years during former governor Jeb Bush’s tenure. He’s also served as a Research Director for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.

The cabinet unanimously chose Zingale to lead the state’s Department of Revenue, taking over the job of now former director Leon Biegalski who was handpicked by former Governor Rick Scott in 2016.

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Florida's Cabinet interviewed Jim Zingale to be the next potential leader for the state’s Department of Revenue. Zingale said the department needs to be conscious of the reasons businesses have overdue tax payments.

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Florida’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried wants to make sure that agency heads are appointed according to the law.