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Now it’s official: Joe Negron designated next Senate President

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The next president of the Florida Senate is calling for an extra billion dollars in spending on the state’s universities, calling them “special, exceptional places.” State Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican, was formally elected president for 2016-18 in a Wednesday designation ceremony of the chamber’s GOP caucus. Republicans outnumber Democrats 26-14. He will succeed current President Andy Gardiner after the 2016 Legislative Session. His selection capped off a nearly 2-year-long neck-and-neck and often contentious race between him and Sen. Jack Latvala. The Clearwater Republican…

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