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And they’re off…2010 legislative session begins

by Dara Kam | March 2nd, 2010

The 60-day 2010 legislative session began with the usual pageantry as Senators, their families, Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet and the Florida Supreme Court crowded into the Senate chambers for Senate President Jeff Atwater’s opening day speech.

The chamber was filled with opening-day flowers, one of the only exemptions in the gift ban law barring lawmakers from accepting presents of any kind, including food.

Among the guests attending this morning: Linda King, widow of the late Sen. Jim King, the Jacksonville Republican who died earlier in July after a bout with pancreatic cancer and who once served as Senate President.

The Senate dedicated a committee room to King and read a resolution honoring the veteran lawmaker who was instrumental in getting end-of-life legislation passed.

Stay tuned for audio of Atwater’s remarks and other opening day treats, including the House’s session kick-off, winding up with Crist’s 6 p.m. state-of-the-state address.

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2 Responses to “And they’re off…2010 legislative session begins”

  1. Best Money Can Buy Says:

    So the well connected and best legislators money can buy are back in session. I can’t wait for CharLIE’s 6PM State of the State address. He’ll get up there and lie through his teeth about how wonderful he has made everything here in Florida and how prepared he is to straighten up Washington. Just for fun check out how many of these career deal cutters are taking money from the Hosseini family.

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