Five Stories To Think About Today
* Today shapes to be a fairly quiet day in the Capitol and, for the state Senate, it couldn't have come at a better time. As the week ends, the Senate has resolved--for now--its massive internal power struggle that has shifted power to Sens. Andy Gardiner of Winter Park and Jack Latvala of Clearwater. Both men are currently positioned to become Senate president in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
* The "Drug-Free Workplace Act" that allows for random drug testing of state employees will be heard by the House State Affairs Committee. Gov. Rick Scott ordered state employee drug screenings last year, but he suspended the order amid a legal challenge from the ACLU of Florida. A hearing in that challenge was held in Miami this week.