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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Chris Cantens is no longer the legislative assistant for Miami Lakes Republican state Rep. Jose Oliva. On: Sheree Vann is now the district secretary for Lake City Republican state Rep. Elizabeth Porter. Off: Michael Geren is no longer the district secretary for Tallahassee Democratic state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda. On: David Zaret is now the legislative assistant for Miami Beach Democratic…

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School gun bill gets first House committee hearing Wednesday

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A House panel will take up a controversial bill that could allow selected employees and volunteers to carry guns at public schools. HB 19 gets its first hearing with the K-12 Subcommittee on Wednesday. Supporters of the bill, filed by Sarasota Republican state Rep. Greg Steube, say it improves school safety. If passed, the measure would allow school superintendents, after county school board approval, to authorize a “school safety designee” who will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon on school…

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