Florida Legislature 2017 Senate President Negron Professional
Florida Legislature 2017 Senate President Negron professional
As House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott opened the annual legislative session Tuesday by clashing over economic-development programs, Florida Senate President Joe Negron struck a professorial tone as he outlined the Senate’s agenda.
At the top of the list was higher-education reform, with the Senate poised Wednesday to pass a major bill (SB 2) that would expand Bright Futures merit scholarships, increase performance standards for state universities and colleges and create a funding pool to help universities attract top-level faculty.
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Negron, R-Stuart, repeated his goal of using the legislation to create “ …