Today in Tallahassee: Action shifts to Panama City

TALLAHASSEE — With the Legislature off observing the Passover holiday, the governor and Cabinet leave the state capital for a two-day tour of the Panhandle to mark the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gov. Rick Scott and the three-member Cabinet chose Panama City to hold their regular Cabinet meeting today. It's a light agenda with little controversy expected.

Afterward, Scott is expected to begin a tour of the region, meeting with people and businesses affected by the oil spill.

Last week, Scott joined officials from BP in announcing that seven Panhandle counties would split a $30 million grant from BP to amp up their marketing and tourism efforts.

The House returns to regular session Wednesday, while the Senate remains off all week.

Today in Tallahassee: Action shifts to Panama City 04/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:36pm]

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