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Might BOG-ed commish die quietly in the House?



Gradebook hears the House leadership has yanked from today's calendar the proposed constitutional amendment reinstating an elected education commissioner and overhauling higher education governance, specifically the Board of Governors in charge of state universities.

If it isn't considered today on second reading, rules require that two-thirds of the House vote to bring up the bill (SB 2308) tomorrow on a third, final vote. But if the House can't muster enough votes, that leaves one of Sen. Ken Pruitt's session priorities in doubt.

Then again, as they say around here, nothing is final until sine die. And that comes Friday.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:40am]


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