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Senate votes to keep private some state investment records



The Senate followed the House's lead and voted today to renew a law that keeps out of the public eye certain State Board of Administration records involving the growing number of private investments.

The vote came after no discussion. The official vote was 34-2, with Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, opposing the measure. Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, who has opposed the measure at committee stops, told the Times he was out of the chamber during the vote but voted against it after the fact.

Gov. Rick Scott may now sign off on the legislation.

The SBA manages $156 billion in pension funds and other state money. The records in question include much of the information relating to alternative investments.

Correction: Arthenia Joyner is a Democratic state senator representing Tampa. An earlier version of this blog was incorrect.

[Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 8:46am]


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