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Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga created a 27 person commission to find ways to increase funding for legal representation for individuals who are unable to afford such representation. The commission will present a study on its findings to the Supreme Court, the governor, and the state's legislative leadership by Oct. 1, 2015.

Republican Danielle Anderson filed for the HD 24 special election Monday. The Daytona Beach News-Journal journalist faces four other Republicans for the party nomination in January and a Democrat in the April election.

A draft report commissioned by the State University System's Board of Governors estimates that separating the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and creating two top-notch programs in its stead could cost $1 billion.

Gov. Rick Scott ordered a special election to be held for the vacant House District 64 seat. The primary will be held Feb. 10, 2015. The general election will be April 21, 2015.

Facing a shortened week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida's Finance and Audit Committee will be reviewing its operating budget and the Department of Environmental Protection's Petroleum Restoration Program will be discussing potential modifications to its contractor performance evaluation procedures.

The governor's office will host public hearings in December for state agencies to explain their Legislative Budget Requests. Lawmakers will use these and the governor's recommendations in the formulation of the annual state budget during the next legislative session.

John Capra has joined the special election as a Republican. That makes three challengers in the January primary for Doc Renuart's vacated House seat.

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