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State University Board of Governors discuss 2018 budget, praise ‘remarkable progress’

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Thursday, Florida’s University System Board of Governors reviewed its legislative budget requests for the 2018-19 fiscal year which will be sent for consideration by the governor and the Legislature.

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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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Jimmy Patronis’ move to CFO creates PSC, CRC openings

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Now that Jimmy Patronis is leaving the Public Service Commission and Constitution Revision Commission to become the state’s next Chief Financial Officer, Gov. Rick Scott has to replace him on those panels. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is charged with “screening and nominating applicants for appointment by the Governor to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission,” its website says. (The 12-member council, by the way, has four vacancies, including its vice chair, according to its website.) Patronis’…

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As attendance wanes, Rick Scott’s healthcare commission prepares for ‘Transparency Tour’

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The Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding met in the bowels of the Capitol in Tallahassee on Thursday morning with a spate of audience members looking on while those with an interest in the healthcare debate watched the House of Representatives take up a bill to bring more Medicaid dollars into the state to fund healthcare access. Meeting in the Cabinet room in the basement of the Capitol, the commission heard presentations from the Agency for Health Care Administration staff…

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