A wide-ranging interview with CFO Alex Sink

09/12/07 Robert Lorei
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On the first half of today’s program we’ll hear from Alex Sink, the only woman member of the Florida cabinet. And the only Democrat.

Sink is the state's chief financial officer. The chief financial officer is the most powerful person in the state, next to the governor. She controls the state's bankbook and performs some insurance regulation. It’s a combination of two former positions: state comptroller and treasurer.

Sink is a former president of the Florida branch of Bank of America. She stopped by the WMNF studios last Friday.

Some of the issues she discussed include the future of PIP/No Fault insurance; the possible privatization of state lottery and toll roads; MySafeFlorida, a state program designed to help strengthen Florida homes from hurricanes; her upcoming trip to London to discuss global warming and hurricane re-insurance; and her views on the National Democratic Party's threat to penalize Florida for moving up its p;residential primary.

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