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Nearly 90 now have applied to Rick Scott for constitution review panel

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Almost 90 people now have applied to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. According to a list the governor’s office released Monday morning, a few of the newest names interested in being on the Constitution Revision Commission are: — Bob McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a conservative policy think tank based in Tallahassee. — Tena Pate, former chair of the Florida Commission on Offender Review, previously known as the Florida Parole…

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Draft opinion says Tena Pate not banned from lobbying

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A proposed Florida Commission on Ethics opinion says Tena Pate, former chair of the state’s parole panel, is not subject to the state’s two-year lobbying ban on high-level employees. A staff-written advisory opinion, released Friday, will be considered for approval at the commission’s Oct. 21 meeting. Pate chaired the Florida Commission on Offender Review, formerly known as the Florida Parole Commission, beginning in 2010 after being appointed in 2003. She resigned to run for the nonpartisan Leon County Supervisor of Elections seat this year. Pate lost in…

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