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No rest for the weary: 2016 legislative committee meeting schedule announced

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No rest for the weary Florida lawmaker. Make that about 80 days of rest.

Even as the Sine Die hanky fell on the 2015A Special Legislative Session, and ink dries on a $79 billion budget sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, plans for next year’s session are already well under way.

A joint memo released Friday from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced preparations for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, with a schedule of interim committee meetings.

Starting less than 90 days from now, legislative committees will begin meeting in Tallahassee on Wednesday, September 16 through Friday, September 18. Next comes meetings – for a Monday through Friday – on the weeks of Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2, 16 and 30.

The Regular Session is set to convene Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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