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Ken Plante eulogized for love of his work, dedication to personal principles

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A cry could be heard in the voice of Father Pat O’Neil as he spoke of the love Ken Plante generated in his work in his community and throughout the state of Florida. O’Neil, the director of the Miami Diocese’s Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, celebrated a Mass in Tallahassee Friday for his friend, a former Senate Minority Leader, adviser to a governor, founder of a think tank and a professional association, as well as a prominent lobbyist. Plante…

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Governor orders flags at half-mast to honor Ken Plante

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Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. and state flags at the Florida Capitol to fly at half-staff tomorrow, in honor of former State Sen. Ken Plante. Plante passed away March 1 after a three-year battle with ALS. First elected to the Senate from Winter Park in 1967, Plante served until 1978. After leaving the Legislature, he remained active in both the public and private sectors, serving on the 1977-78 Constitutional Revision Commission, and as a founder of both Florida TaxWatch and the…

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