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Capitol Buzz: 6 things to watch today in Tallahassee

Here's what we're watching on Day 31 (out of 60!) of the 2012 Legislature:

• The Senate is slated to vote on redistricting Florida's legislative maps. The vote is the final step before the congressional proposal goes to the governor for approval and the legislative maps go to the attorney general and then the Florida Supreme Court. The House is also in session.

• The Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee meets to discuss a measure that would split the Lakeland campus of the University of South Florida into its own university, called Florida Polytechnic.

• Several Senate budget subcommittees meet to pass budget recommendations.

• The House Health & Human Services Committee meets to discuss HB 511, a controversial bill about worker's compensation. The bill seeks to close a drug repackaging loophole, but it pits the business lobby against the medical community.

• The Florida Cabinet will meet, at the State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

• It's Statewide Black Business Day. The State of Black Florida 2012 program continues Thursday with business owners in Tallahassee for a discussion of economic issues in the black community, featuring Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. Also, the Black Caucus will host a workshop on voter suppression and redistricting.

What should we talk about tomorrow? Tweet to us @PoliticsTBTimes.

Capitol Buzz: 6 things to watch today in Tallahassee 02/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:00am]
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