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It’s About Florida: State, Legislative Leaders At Odds Ahead of 2017 Lawmaking Session

For months, state lawmakers have been pouring over proposals ahead of the 2017 legislative session and already there’s plenty of conflict to go around. At the center of it is House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who has focused his efforts on making government more transparent. Corcoran likens the state’s economic development agencies, Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida to “cockroaches” and is blasting what he sees as the cozy relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists.. Corcoran laid out his

At odds with Corcoran is Senate President Joe Negron, who recently stepped down from his full-time job in an effort to boost prospects for his top priority—a two billion dollar environmental effort to clean and stop polluted discharges from Lake Okeecheobee.

Guests: Senate President Joe Negron

Extended comments from House Speaker Richard Corcoran from AP Day