Daily News Recap: April 23, 2014

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Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times:  Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

 

Both the House and Senate plan to spend today passing bills off their respective floors. The Senate session starts at 10 a.m. The House gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Here’s what to watch on Day 51:

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Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current: Scott ‘comfortable’ in-state tuition bill will pass as it suffers Senate setback

Gov. Rick Scott said earlier Tuesday he was “comfortable” legislation offering in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants would pass the Senate, but later chided the Senate for again blocking the bill.

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TBO_florida_public_employeesTBO: AP Exclusive: Ex-Fla. LG didn’t report income

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll failed to report thousands of dollars she earned from a veterans charity that was accused of running an illegal gambling operation, newly released documents show.

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TBO_florida_public_employeesTBO: FCAT testing resumes after computer glitch

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts are resuming testing after a computer glitch prevented thousands of students from taking the state’s standardized assessment.

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dane-eagleChristian Review:  Florida Republican Dane Eagle who wanted public employees to get drug tests gets a DUI

Florida Rep. Dane Eagle was arrested April 22 on suspicion of DUI in Tallahassee. The congressman was leaving a Taco Bell restaurant around 2 a.m. when police spotted him driving erratically.

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Florida+Forestry+Service+Award_4.22.2014_1WCTV: Commissioner Putnam, Cabinet Honor Two Members Of Florida Forestry Service

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented two awards to exemplary members of the Florida Forest Service during today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet.

Current_florida_public_employeesFlorida Current: Democrats decry “unfinished business” for middle class

House Democrats complained Tuesday that the Republican-run Legislature is leaving a lot of “unfinished business” in the final two weeks of its 2014 session.

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FPE: April 22, 2014 – Legislative Calendar, Florida Senate and House of Representatives

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