USF, Byrd Center to join after all?
The board of the Alzheimer's research center established by former House Speaker Johnnie Byrd Jr. is meeting this morning to consider a proposal that would have USF Health take over management of the center located in Tampa on the USF campus.
This, after much back-and-forth all session over the center's management and funding. First Byrd said he wanted USF to take it over, then later in the session he changed his mind and asked Speaker Marco Rubio to block a proposal that would have turned management over to USF.
In exchange, Byrd agreed to let the center be zero-funded for the budget year to begin July 1.