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Rubio changes leadership spots

House Speaker Marco Rubio reacted quickly to the news that Rep. Holly Benson is leaving to take a job with the administration of Governor-elect Charlie Crist. Rubio announced Friday that Rep. Dennis Ross, a Lakeland Republican who had been tapped as chairman of the important Insurance Committee, will leave that post and take Benson's spot as a chairman of the Safety and Security Council. in Ross's place will be Rep. Ron Reagan, a Bradenton Republican who had been a chairman under former Speaker Allan Bense but did not get a leadership spot under Rubio.

Ross will also pick up spots on two other important councils, the Policy and Budget Council and the Rules and Calendar council, while giving up a spot on the Jobs and Entrepreneurship Council and the Committee on Conservation and State Lands. Reagan is giving up a spot on the Committee on Business Regulation.

Rubio also announced several other committee changes at the member level that you can read Download rubio_changes.pdf   The lone change for South Florida legislators is that Rep. Ron Saunders, the Key West Democrat, will replace Rep. Jack Seiler, a Wilton Manors Democrat on the Legislative Budget Commission, a panel that can make changes to the budget when lawmakers aren't in session.


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