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Nora Patterson has entered the race to replace Sen. Nancy Detert, former Rep. Doug Holder and, possibly, Rep. Greg Steube.

Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry has filed as a Democrat to take the place of term-limited Democratic incumbent Dwayne Taylor.

The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday to consider the approval of a more than 300 page budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Lawmakers will use the requests by agencies as they create the budget during the 2016 legislative session which starts in January.

State education officials will take up their proposed budget requests for the next fiscal year and Citizens Property Insurance will talk about 2016 rates.

Commercial litigation attorney Rena Upshaw-Frazier has filed as a Democrat for the Tampa-area seat held by Republican Rep. Ross Spano. Upshaw-Frazier is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Stetson Law School.

Gretna Commissioner Clarence Jackson announced and filed to run for the Tallahassee House seat currently held by term-limited Rep. Alan Williams. He is the fourth Democrat to join the race.

Niceville businessman Jonathan Tallman filed as a Republican for the District 4 House race to replace Rep. Matt Gaetz.

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