Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink sent a letter to BP demanding that CEO Tony Hayward appear at Florida’s next cabinet meeting to address officials’ concerns about the oil spill.

Hayward could not make it, but Sink’s spokesman Kevin Cate says BP has confirmed that Bob Fryar, a senior vice president, will be present at Tuesday’s meeting, and that he expects Fryar to answer the cabinet’s concerns, which include an update on compensation for Florida businesses affected by the spill.

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