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Nearly 40 apply to Joe Negron for Constitution Revision Commission

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A former Senate President, Secretary of State, and state Supreme Court Justice have applied to Senate President Joe Negron for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. At last tally, 39 people had applied for one of Negron’s nine picks to the Constitution Revision Commission, according to a list provided by his office. They include: — Former Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who was term limited out of office this year. Gaetz also…

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More than 30 have applied to Supreme Court for constitutional rewrite panel

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The list of applicants to Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga for a seat on the Constitution Revision Commission has now reached 32. Supreme Court spokesman Craig Waters released an updated list this week. Labarga is allotted three appointments to the commission. He is accepting applications through Dec. 31, and has said he’ll make the appointments with the advice of the other justices. The newest list is below: William Gary Beard Thomas Burnett Richard Caldwell Dick Collins Debbie Crockett Debra…

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Nearly 100 have applied for state constitution rewrite panel

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Almost 100 people now have applied to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. According to a list the governor’s office released Thursday morning, a few of the newest names interested in being on the Constitution Revision Commission are: — Alan Becker, co-founder of South Florida’s Becker & Poliakoff law firm, and vice chair of Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private economic development organization. — Glenton Gilzean, president and CEO of…

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Nearly 90 now have applied to Rick Scott for constitution review panel

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Almost 90 people now have applied to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. According to a list the governor’s office released Monday morning, a few of the newest names interested in being on the Constitution Revision Commission are: — Bob McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a conservative policy think tank based in Tallahassee. — Tena Pate, former chair of the Florida Commission on Offender Review, previously known as the Florida Parole…

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Matt Gaetz joins applicants to Rick Scott for CRC position

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The list of applicants to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the state’s Constitution Revision Commission continues to grow, now including conservative lawmaker Matt Gaetz. The panel, which reviews the state’s constitution every two decades, is scheduled to convene 30 days before the beginning of the Legislature’s 2017 regular session on March 7. As governor, Scott will choose 15 of the 37 commissioners and selects its chairperson. That means the Naples Republican will indirectly influence the retooling of the…

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Tampa Bay officials, others apply for Constitution Revision Commission

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Nearly 60 people already have applied to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every two decades. According to a list the governor’s office released Wednesday, among those seeking to be on the Constitution Revision Commission are: Frederick Brummer, a Republican former lawmaker and past Orange County commissioner. Kurt Browning, a former secretary of state and currently Pasco schools superintendent. Rich Crotty, a veteran Republican politico from Orange County who was in the Legislature and served as Orange…

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