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Richard Corcoran: Rick Scott’s ethics proposals not personal

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran Thursday told reporters he took no personal offense at ethics suggestions sent by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott’s office earlier in the day sent Corcoran, who is on an ethics reform tear this year, more ideas, including a provision that would ban lawmakers from working for companies, including law firms, that lobby the Legislature. Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, is of counsel in the Tampa office of Broad and Cassel, practicing commercial litigation. The firm also has a…

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Richard Corcoran updates House members on leadership, staffing changes

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House Speaker Designate Richard Corcoran updated members on committees, House leadership, and staffing changes Tuesday. The memo was meant to give members an update on what to expect in the coming weeks. In it, the Land O’Lakes Republican lays out a timeline of when members should expect to get their committee assignments and when leadership positions will be announced. It also highlights staffing changes. Corcoran said the leadership team — including Speaker pro tempore, Majority Leader and full committee chairs —…

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