Robert F. Milligan, Florida's newly elected bank regulator, has taken a step toward making good on a campaign promise: to try to turn the job into an appointive one.

The former Marine Corps general, who campaigned as a reformer and defeated incumbent Gerald Lewis last fall, appointed a 22-member task force last week to review separating the regulation of banking, securities, and other financial services from his duties as chief fiscal officer for the state.

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