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Jim Boxold, appointed in December as Florida's transportation secretary, cruised through a confirmation hearing March 19 before the Senate
Transportation Committee. Boxold, previously the Florida Department of Transportation's chief of staff, faced no questions or opposition in
receiving unanimous support from the committee. Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, said Boxold has been "real receptive" to lawmakers on transportation
issues during the new secretary's short time running the agency, which has a nearly $10 billion annual budget. Boxold spent six years as legislative
director for former U.S. Rep. Porter Goss and served as deputy director of Cabinet affairs under former Gov. Jeb Bush. At the Department of
Transportation, Boxold replaced Ananth Prasad, who rejoined a consulting firm. The full Senate must still approve Boxold's confirmation.
Source: News Service of Florida