Tag: committee week

Jim RosicaOctober 16, 2017
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4min239
Call it the House of Representatives’ Greatest Hits – so far. House Speaker Richard Corcoran took to YouTube Monday to highlight his chamber’s work in last week’s first legislative committee week. An enthusiastic Corcoran, sporting a blue blazer-no tie look, sat in front of a bookcase stuffed with Florida Statute books, a miniature Liberty Bell, […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 21, 2017
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5min283
The Constitution Revision Commission released its committee schedule for next week. All locations are in the Capitol in Tallahassee: — Monday, Sept. 25: Rules and Administration Committee meets 2-5 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building. — Tuesday, Sept. 26: Executive Committee meets 8-11 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building; Bonding and Investments Committee meets 1-3 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building. — Wednesday, Sept. 27: Declaration of Rights Committee meets […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 12, 2017
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2min190
Citing Hurricane Irma, Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Chairman Carlos Beruff has canceled the body’s first committee week that was scheduled for Sept. 18-19. Beruff also said he was asking the commission’s Rules and Administration committee to reconsider the proposed Sept. 22 public filing deadline for amendments. A new commission is selected and meets every 20 years to […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 6, 2017
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Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran have cancelled next week’s legislative committee week because of Hurricane Irma, they said in separate memos to members Wednesday. Negron also said Senate offices in the Capitol “will remain open during regular business hours tomorrow (Thursday) … District staff should contact each Senator to determine appropriate office hours in your […]

Jim RosicaNovember 30, 2015
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4min249
There isn’t a name for the period of time before the calm before a storm. For now, let’s call it “last committee week of the year.” It, of course, includes a surplus of fundraising, which lawmakers can do during committee weeks but not during legislative sessions. Departing lawmakers also continue to raise cash for their post-Legislature plans. […]

Jim RosicaNovember 30, 2015
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The last committee week before the 2016 Legislative Session means — what else — a post-Thanksgiving cornucopia of fundraisers. The Republican Party of Florida sent an email last week listing all the events, coinciding with the December committee week, the last one before session begins Jan. 12. In chronological order, here are the events, subject to change and […]


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