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Bills Honoring Former Sen. Greg Evers Moving Quickly In Florida Legislature

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Bills paying tribute to former North Florida Republican Greg Evers are quickly moving through the legislature.

Former Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) lost his life in August, following a car crash near his Strawberry farm in the Florida Panhandle. And, Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) filed a measure to honor him.

“This bill designates a portion of State Road 4 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties for our former colleague and dear friend, Senator Greg Evers,” said Latvala.

Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), who co-sponsored the bill, says he too misses his friend.

“It was a shock, but I can’t imagine anything more appropriate than naming a highway there near him,” said Baxley. “He left his mark where he left such a mark on his community and his district.”

Meanwhile, both the House and Senate measures have one more committee stop before heading to their respective floors for a vote by the full legislature.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.