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GOP Leaders in State Senate Back Jim Boyd’s Bid to Join Them

Boyd announced last week that he wants to replace retiring Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Earlier this week, Galvano announced that he was backing Boyd for the Senate seat.
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Florida Senate President Bill Galvano Backs Jim Boyd to Replace Him in Tallahassee

Former state Rep. Jim Boyd announced last week that he wants to replace retiring Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton--and now has his support.
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Jim Boyd Launches Bid to Replace Term Limited Bill Galvano in Florida Senate

Boyd, who served four terms in the Florida House, launched his bid on Thursday as he looks to keep Galvano’s seat, which includes all of Manatee County and part of Hillsborough County, for the GOP. 
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Vern Buchanan: ‘Florida Continues to Grapple with Algae Blooms’

Along with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore and state Rep Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, Buchanan toured the preserve on Monday. The Robinson Preserve, the Manatee River and canals between Ellenton and Bradenton have all been hit by blue-green algae.
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Florida Lottery Bill Cutting Education Funds on the Senate Floor

Robinson’s bill overwhelmingly cleared the House on a 113-2 vote. The bill is being backed in the state Senate by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.
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Florida TaxWatch, Legislators: Florida College System is a Great Investment for State

Noting that the 28 schools in the FCS ensure Florida is ranked second nationally by U.S. News and World Report, Florida TaxWatch unveiled its findings which showed that for every dollar invested in the system, Florida reaps between $10.80-15.42 in addition to thousands of new jobs. 
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Florida Lottery Bill Could Cost Education More than $60 Million

HB 629 from state Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, who sits on the Gaming Control Subcommittee, would prohibit the use of personal electronic devices to play, store, redeem, sell, or purchase lottery tickets or games.
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