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Special anti-corruption session likely, Charlie Crist says

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From Steve Bosquet: As Gov. Charlie Crist tries to salvage his U.S. Senate bid by increasingly running away from the  Legislature, it looks like he’ll call lawmakers into special session, possibly in May or June, to consider anti-corruption recommendations expected from a statewide grand jury. Crist petitioned the Supreme Court to empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate corruption and he has frequently lamented the number of elected officials he has had to suspend from office. Continue reading here. He…

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Florida House Democrats ask to re-schedule special session out of concern for conference of the National Black Caucus

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Update – 10:39 a.m. – Rep. Ron Saunders asks to be excused from special session (memorandum after the break). Update – 11:08 p.m. – Late word coming down that Florida House Democrats plan to boycott the special session on Thursday and Friday. Dear Speaker Cretul: Upon reading the call for a special session on rail transit, we bring urgent concerns about the decision to conduct House committee meetings and floor sessions on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. As…

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