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Constitutional review panel announces committee assignments

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The state’s Constitution Revision Commission announced committee assignments, consisting of “10 standing substantive committees and two standing procedural committees,” it said in a Friday news release. “Establishing committees for the CRC means we can move forward on developing proposals that will benefit Florida families, businesses and students,” Chairman Carlos Beruff said in a statement.

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Rick Scott names Tom Grady to constitutional review panel

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Former state Rep. Tom Grady will take Jimmy Patronis‘ place on the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday evening. In picking Grady, a Naples attorney and a friend of Scott’s, the governor passed over the three alternates he previously selected to fill an empty seat on the commission, which will review the state’s governing document for possible changes.

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Could Pat Neal’s anti-Donald Trump hurt his chances of becoming CFO?

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Not surprisingly, Donald Trump hasn’t been too keen on hiring those associated with the “Never Trump” movement of conservative policy who surfaced in last year’s presidential campaign. The most glaring example of this is the case of former State Department official Elliott Abrams. A meeting between the two last month reportedly went well, according to CNN. Ultimately, though, Trump opted not to hire Abrams for the Deputy Secretary of State position once he learned that Abrams criticized him during his White House run. With the in mind, might…

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Mentioned as CFO contender, Tom Grady focused on university appointment

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Former state Rep. Tom Grady says he is focused on the Florida Gulf Coast University president’s position, despite speculation he could be the top choice to replace CFO Jeff Atwater. In a message to FloridaPolitics.com Friday, the Naples Republican noted he recently applied to president the Estero university and “is fully engaged in that activity and working hard to learn all I can about that position.” Grady was one of 10 semi-finalists selected by a presidential search committee this week.…

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Endorsement roundup: Matt Hudson, Beth Tuura, Bob Rommel pick up support

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A trio of candidates picked up significant endorsements Wednesday morning: state Rep. Matt Hudson for Senate District 28, Beth Tuura in House District 47 and Bob Rommel for House District 106. Endorsing Hudson is the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, which announced its support of the state representative after a meeting Tuesday night. With 66 of the 83 votes cast, as reported by the Naples Daily News, the committee recommended Hudson as the best candidate to represent SD 28, which…

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Sine die and deadline to apply for Insurance Commissioner job both Friday

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March 11 is not only the final day of the 2016 Legislative Session, but it’s also the last day to apply for state Insurance Commissioner. As of Friday morning, 47 people had applied for the position, but none were “marquee” names. For instance, former state Rep. Tom Grady previously told FloridaPolitics.com he wasn’t interested in the job. He and others were rumored to be on Gov. Rick Scott‘s short list.  The Naples Republican is a friend of Scott and a former Commissioner of…

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Bryan Nelson for Insurance Commissioner? Not so fast

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As reported by FloridaPolitics.com earlier this week, the pool of applicants to replace outgoing Insurance Commissioner is so far anything but impressive. The applicant list stands at 32 interested parties, yet only three appear to be eligible based on the state’s pre-screening questions. On Tuesday, we learned that former Rep. Tom Grady would not be applying for the position. Today, industry insiders are telling FloridaPolitics.com that the Governor’s Office may be looking at former state Representative and current Orange County Commissioner…

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