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Florida Republicans will host the GOP presidential candidates at their premiere fundraising event of the year, but state House representatives might not be able to attend because it would violate the chamber rules banning fundraising while the Legislature is in session. The October event conflicts with a third special session to redraw the state Senate district maps.

Steve Vernon, the president of the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club, has filed to run for the House District 73 seat held by Rep. Greg Steube.

Florida and 25 other states use performance metrics such as graduation rates to decide how much to fund colleges and universities.

Schoolteacher Golnaz Sahebzamani will likely face off against attorney Rena Frazier, who is "seriously considering" running, in the House District 59 Democratic primary next year.

Democrat Julia Coakley has filed to compete against Republican incumbent Jason Brodeur and two other Libertarians vying for the Sanford House seat.

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga says increasing judicial salaries will be a top priority during the next legislative session, reasoning that without higher pay the court will be unable to retain top talent in the face of vastly higher compensation rates in the private sector.

Gov. Rick Scott's health care commission meets, state economists talk about Medicaid, schools and courts and two major education boards hold meetings.

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The Rules

The 2015-A special session is less than a week away. Brush up on some of the legislative rules that will govern the procedures during the next few weeks.

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LobbyTools is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with Regus Tallahassee.

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Bill Comparison is here! Our new bill text comparison tool shows text changes in a single view. Spotting changes between bill versions and amendments is easier than ever.

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The Rules

Session begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Did you know there's a difference between session and interim committee notice deadlines? It’s not just guess work --...

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As statutes are created, deleted, and amended to reflect new language, LobbyTools provides you with all of the 2014 statute updates.

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Session is over -- now it's the Governor's turn to act on bills. LobbyTools can help you keep track of what happens to the bills you care about after the legislature finishes their action.

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It's the final days of session, and bills are bouncing from chamber to chamber "in messages." We recommend taking the following steps to prepare.

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