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A large education bill that puts higher education performance funding into state law passed its final committee Thursday.

State lawmakers are expected to largely finish voting on new laws by the end of session. But it is likely a special session will be needed to finish a budget for the next fiscal year.

SB 7072 by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, which raises the pre-sale requirement specialty tags must meet to qualify for production, passed its only committee of reference April 14, 2015 and can now proceed to the Senate floor.

Donald Mair has filed as an independent to challenge Rep. David Santiago in the race for House District 27.

Duke Energy Corporation and pro-business group Growing Florida's Future contributed $1,500 to Jamie Grant's nearly uncontested House District 64 campaign in March, according to the latest numbers from the Florida Division of Elections.

The Senate takes up telemedicine, marijuana and growlers and the James Madison Institute hosts a forum on the role of "dark money" from nonprofits in our politics.

The House Health & Human Services Committee on Thursday amended its direct primary care proposal, HB 7047, to include "medical tourism," bringing it more in line with the upper chamber's vision.

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