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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Tyler Teresa is no longer district secretary for Sarasota Republican Rep. Joe Gruters. GeeDee Kerr has replaced Teresa. On: Jeremy Stein is the new district secretary for Fort Walton Beach Republican Rep. Mel Ponder. Off: Nicole Pontello Is no longer district secretary for Palm Coast Republican Rep. Paul Renner. On and off: Elizabeth Casimir is…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On: House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee has brought on budget analyst Bryan Mielke, formerly a legislative assistant for Sebring Republican Rep. Cary Pigman. On: Brandon Miller is replacing Mielke as Pigman’s legislative assistant. On: Daniel Brackett is a new attorney for the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee. On: Angelique Rinaldi is the new legislative assistant for Port Orange…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – the legislative merry-go-round. On: Lindsey Locke is now administrative support for the House Commerce Committee and its related subcommittees (Agriculture & Property Rights, Careers & Competition, Energy & Utilities, Insurance & Banking, and Tourism & Gaming Control). On: Anna Higgins is a new legislative aide for Pensacola Republican Rep. Frank White. On: Ashley Jeffrey has become district secretary for Santa Rosa Republican Rep. Jayer Williamson. Off and on: Brian Pierce has stepped down as…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Portia Palmer has been named interim Clerk of the House, and the post previously held by Bob Ward, who is retiring. Off: Benjamin Smith is no longer a legislative assistant for state Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton. Off: Rebekah Hurd is no longer a legislative assistant for St. Cloud state Rep. Mike La Rosa. Off: Kristin Bradstreet is no longer a district…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Amanda Cogan has stepped down as district secretary for Shalimar Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. On: Lisa Goodson is Gaetz’s new district secretary. Off and on: Kevin Reilly has left the job of deputy staff director for the House majority leader for a new position as legislative affairs director for Gov. Rick Scott’s office. Off: Gloria Perez is no longer district secretary…

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Florida Democrats endorse medical marijuana amendment

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The Florida Democratic Party has endorsed the 2016 medical marijuana initiative. The state executive committee unanimously backed the resolution during Democratic County Chair Association retreat Saturday. The Florida Democratic Party unanimously supported the amendment in 2014. In the resolution approved Saturday, the state party said: “There are hundreds of thousands of Floridians suffering from debilitating conditions.” The resolution goes on to say those current state laws dealing with medical marijuana “fall shamefully short of providing adequate access to medical marijuana…

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