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Gov. Scott announces nine board appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday nine appointments to a variety of state boards and commissions. Broward College District Board of Trustees Scott began by naming David Maymon to the Broward College District Board of Trustees. Maymon, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, has been the owner of Advocate Home Care since 2007. He previously served on the Broward County Small Business Advisory Board and the Fort Lauderdale Community Services Board. Maymon succeeds Elizabeth Tonkin for a term ending May 31, 2018.…

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Florida Senate panel postpones vote on gay adoption ban

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In Tallahassee this afternoon, a Senate committee postponed a vote on a controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies in Florida to be able to turn away same-sex couples based on religious and moral beliefs. The fate of the legislation is now in question. Chairman David Simmons said he would confer with Senate President Andy Gardiner on what to do next with the measure, which passed the entire House of Representatives earlier this month. The Conscience Protection for Actions of Private…

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