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Broward County descends on Tallahassee

Broward County is in the house.

Scores of local officials, business leaders and community advocates are in Tallahassee this week for Broward Days. The group will take a tour of the Capitol and participate in panel discussions on education, gaming and leadership. Group members will also meet with state lawmakers.

Participants this year include Broward County Mayor John Rodstrom, County Commissioners Chip LaMarca, Dale Holness, Stacy Ritter and Ilene Lieberman, and a number of mayors, city commissioners and school board members.

Gov. Rick Scott welcomed the group Wednesday.

“It is really important that you do this,” Scott said.

In a short speech, Scott said he is focused on fixing Florida’s personal injury protection law, reforming state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and enhancing public education.

Broward Teachers Union policy director Maggie Zalamea plans to take Scott up on that promise.

“Will you come to Broward and talk to us?” Zalamea asked the governor. “We’d love to be at the table with you.”

Scott's response: “Absolutely.”