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Carlos Beruff already playing calendar games with Constitution Revision Commission

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(This post has been updated, below.) What’s wrong with this picture? Carlos Beruff, chair of the Constitution Revision Commission, the panel that will undertake rewrites of the state’s governing document, says the first hearings for public input will be next Wednesday in Orange County, April 6 in Miami-Dade County, and April 7 in Palm Beach County. Did you catch it?  Let me give you a hint: Five of the commission’s members, including the House Speaker Pro Tempore, are current members of the Legislature. Many…

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Fla. House GOP nominates Richard Corcoran as speaker

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As expected, Florida House Republicans Monday formally nominated state Rep. Richard Corcoran as the House Speaker for the next two years. The chamber’s GOP majority met the day before the Legislature’s biennial Organization Session, where he will be officially selected. Republican Leader Ray Rodrigues nominated Corcoran, with a second from Pasco County’s Chris Sprowls, the likely Speaker for 2020-22. The Land O’ Lakes Republican will lead the House up to the 2018 election. In brief remarks, Corcoran told the chamber he would always try to remember…

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