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Suncoast Tiger Bay to perform 2017 Session post-mortem

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As the 2017 Session grinds to a halt, with only one piece of unfinished business left for Monday, lawmakers now enter the traditional post-mortem phase.

On Thursday, The Suncoast Tiger Bay Cub hosts its 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up, the annual gathering for members and constituents to ask questions and (hopefully) get some answers on the 60-plus-day Session, and how it will impact both the region and Florida.

This year, Session went into overtime at 63 days, as lawmakers return to the Florida Capitol Monday to vote on a final state budget of $83 billion.

Held at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater in North St. Petersburg, the discussion – moderated by SaintPetersBlog’s Peter Schorsch – will include several members of the Tampa Bay-area delegation. Confirmed attendees include state Sens. Jack Latvala of Clearwater, and Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg, and South Pasadena state Rep. Kathleen Peters.

Networking for the event begins 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and the program are from Noon to 1:15 p.m. the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater is at 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. In St. Petersburg. Admission is $25 for members; $35 for guests. RSVP deadline is Monday, May 8; more information and reservations are at


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