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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

So was Rubio's presence required?



After lengthy debate, the House schools and learning council just approved a proposed education governance overhaul to restore an elected education commissioner, strip the Board of Governors of its power over state universities and create a new system of "state colleges.''

House Speaker Marco Rubio even stepped into the meeting room to make a (silent) appearance.

Chancellor Mark Rosenberg said after the 9-6 vote, "many of those who voted for it had reservations, and that tells you this is not a done deal."

-- Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:16pm]


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