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Richard Corcoran announces 2018 leadership in House

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In a Tuesday memo, House Speaker Richard Corcoran announced his leadership for the 2018 Legislative Session, including the committee weeks that lead up to the annual session. Current Majority Whip Dane Eagle keeps that post, but now will be a member of the Republican leadership team. Rep. Jim Boyd will chair the Commerce Committee, taking over from Jose Felix Diaz, who is running for state Senate. Replacing Boyd at the helm of the Ways & Means Committee is Paul Renner, recently picked…

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#7 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Dana Young

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When Rick Scott unceremoniously dumped Jennifer Carroll two years ago, speculation immediately surfaced that Dana Young would be a logical successor as Scott approached a re-election year. That didn’t happen, of course, but this South Tampa-based Republican has skillfully worked her way through House Leadership since she took the open seat over Democrat Stacy Frank in 2010, the last time she’s had to sweat out an election. Currently the reigning House majority leader, she now ranks as “one of the…

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