Tag: Janet Cruz (D-Tampa)
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Michael MolineApril 24, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee will meet Tuesday morning to consider a “standard operating budget,” pending progress in negotiations with the Senate over spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1. House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced the move in a note to House members Monday evening. He acted after Senate President Joe Negron rejected […]

Michael MolineNovember 22, 2016

House Democratic leader Janet Cruz confessed surprise Tuesday at Speaker Richard Corcoran‘s vehement call for members to urge the Florida Education Association to drop its lawsuit against Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program. “Wow! It was aggressive,” Cruz said of the speaker’s remarks. “I didn’t expect to hear any of that today, and I don’t know that I expected […]

Michael MolineNovember 21, 2016

Florida House Democrats formally elected Janet Cruz of Tampa as their leader Monday, but the vote hadn’t even happened before she faced her first setback — reportedly placing Minority Staff Director Joe McCann on leave for unspecified reasons. Cruz is the first Hispanic leader of the caucus and will serve through 2018. The Democrats elected Rep. Bobby Dubose […]


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