Monday, February 19, 2018
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Capitol Buzz: 4 things to watch today in Tallahassee

Here's what we're watching on Day 25 of the 2012 Legislature:

The proposal to bring three resort casinos to South Florida gets its first — and possibly only — House hearing in the Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee. The House is more conservative than the Senate, where the measure has passed one committee but still faces an uphill battle.

The House's Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee will discuss a proposal that awards college credit in exchange for military experience and another on the so-called "Parent Empowerment Act" that would allow parents to direct reforms at failing schools.

The Florida Commission on Ethics will consider a recommendation that former state Juvenile Justice chief Frank Peterman of St. Petersburg be fined $5,000 for travel abuses.

The Legislature will ask a court to block four lawmakers from having to give sworn statements in a voting rights lawsuit. The case is before U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee.

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