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Committee rejects bill that would stop future express lanes

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A bill seeking to end Florida’s practice of developing tolled express lanes was rejected Tuesday by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Various members of the committee cited a number of reasons why they would not want to see Florida stop developing special lanes that could give higher-speed options through typically congested areas to high-occupancy cars or drivers willing to pay tolls for that privilege, and House Bill 777 went down. Part of the debate centered on those who believe…

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New video from Richard Corcoran boasts ‘We are One House’

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A new video produced by the Florida House seeks to remind citizens of the Sunshine State that lawmakers, who will soon convene for the 2017 Legislative Session in March, are united in service to all Floridians. In the clip from Speaker Richard Corcoran’s First Principles Production, group of Florida House members show that — despite political differences — “We are One House.” The 90-second video — which begins with the passing of the gavel between former Speaker Steve Crisafulli and…

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Mark Pafford’s wife ends 2016 bid for HD 86

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Tracy Pafford, wife of House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, has ended the 2016 campaign to replace her term-limited husband in House District 86. In January, Tracy Pafford filed a Democratic campaign account for the seat, which covers parts of Palm Beach County. Since then, the Palm Beach Post reports that Pafford received endorsements from Palm Beach County Commissioner Paulette Burdick, Tax Collector Anne Gannon, County Clerk/Comptroller Sharon Bock. Pafford, in interviews with reporters, on her campaign website and Facebook page,…

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