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Richard Corcoran updates House members on leadership, staffing changes

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House Speaker Designate Richard Corcoran updated members on committees, House leadership, and staffing changes Tuesday. The memo was meant to give members an update on what to expect in the coming weeks. In it, the Land O’Lakes Republican lays out a timeline of when members should expect to get their committee assignments and when leadership positions will be announced. It also highlights staffing changes. Corcoran said the leadership team — including Speaker pro tempore, Majority Leader and full committee chairs —…

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Dueling presentations on FHIX plan show merits of health expansion all in the eye of beholder

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Healthcare committees in the House and Senate on Monday discussed the same proposal to expand healthcare access to the uninsured–SB 2A–in Florida. But it might not have sounded like it. In a “Tale of Two Cities”-esque tableau, the Senate discussed the bill for one hour before unanimously agreeing to pass it with sponsor and Health Care Policy Committee Chairman state Sen. Aaron Bean answering members’ questions. The House of Representatives discussed the measure for three hours but never took a…

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