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Florida Gov. Scott wants the head of Citizens Property Insurance to explain travel costs

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that the head of the state's largest property insurer explain travel expenses.

The Scott administration on Thursday asked Barry Gilway, executive director of Citizens Property Insurance, to appear next month before the governor and Cabinet.

The Palm Beach Post reported last week that officials with the state-created insurer had made trips abroad to Bermuda, London and Zurich, Switzerland. Citizens had promised to rein in travel expenses after Florida's chief inspector general in early 2013 criticized some of them as excessive.

Scott's director of Cabinet Affairs said in a letter that the governor wants to know why the international trips are necessary. Citizens officials have defended the trips because they are meeting with companies that sell back-up coverage known as reinsurance.

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