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The week ahead in the Florida Legislature

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This week in Florida Politics we shall seek clarity. By week’s end we will know about the House and Senate’s competing budget proposals, how Rob Bradley intends to solve the Charlotte’s Web mystery and whether service in the Confederate Army is Hall of Fame material. The highlight of a busy week comes Wednesday when both the Senate Appropriations and the House Appropriations committees will work on their respective budget proposals. The House’s opening bid is $76.2 billion and the Senate’s…

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#6 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Tom Lee

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The 53-year-old Brandon-based homebuilder moves up one notch from his 2014 ranking, in part because of his status as chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee for the next two legislative sessions. Tom Lee initially served in the Senate from 1996-2006, serving as Senate president for those last two years before an unsuccessful run for chief financial officer against Alex Sink in 2006. He returned to Tallahassee in the Senate in 2012, and in 2014 worked double duty on the…

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