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Three Things To Know for Friday's Legislative Session

A topsy-turvy week in Tallahassee finally comes to an end on Friday as Florida moves on without a lieutenant governor following the sudden resignation of now former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

With the Senate shut down for the day, only the House members are at the Capitol. So here are just three things to watch on Friday:

  • The House Select Committee on Gaming takes up a bill to ban the operation of illegal gaming devices run by Internet Cafes. The measure is on the fast track after a federal and state investigation led to the arrest of 57 people in six states, including Florida.
  • State economists meet to estimate the state’s general revenue projections for the next year. The Revenue Estimating Conference will provide legislators with the revenue outlook on which to build a budget. It is expected to be the first positive revenue outlook for the first time in six years.
  • Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston and Democratic Leader Pro Tempore Mia Jones chat with state capitol reporters at 11:30 a.m. at the at the House Democratic Caucus office. The subject: mainly health coverage.