McCollum pushes limit on Florida state legal fees


Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Bill McCollum has taken his campaign to put a $50 million cap on fees paid to outside lawyers who work for the state to the State Board of Administration.

McCollum's idea got a quick endorsement Tuesday from Gov. Charlie Crist, a fellow Republican.

But one of McCollum's rivals in this year's gubernatorial race took a different stance.

Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the only Democrat on the three-member panel, later said contracts for legal services should be negotiated on a case-by-case basis to get the best deal for taxpayers.

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