The first Friday of the 2014 legislative session will be very quiet at the Capitol as Fridays usually are in early March. Here are five things to watch:
Gov. Rick Scott visits Miami for a morning event to promote money in his budget for PACE Centers for Girls, an education and counseling program. Also in Miami on Friday morning: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visit a local school to talk about how the country’s future economic success hinges on the quality of its education.
* The Commission on Ethics meets in Tallahassee and will take action on several pending cases and advisory legal opinions.
* An Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) committee will discuss ways to increase the use of electronic medical records in Florida.
* State economists meet to fine-tune the projected property tax collections this year from all 67 counties.
* Candidates for statewide office and the Legislature will likely be compiling contribution and expenditure reports that are due Monday, March 10.