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Gov. Rick Scott said he is working with Donald Trump on a health care replacement plan.

The Senate is slated to file legislation to address how the Florida College System is governed and may adjust the number of bachelor's degrees colleges can grant.

Several county legislative delegations meet in preparation for the next session. The governor hosts a ball to honor the next president, unemployment numbers are released and FSU hosts a discussion about a future with "robot cars."

A recently created ad hoc committee in the House says money from the BP oil spill settlement should not be used for tourist incentives. But a 2013 law creates a separate entity to manage that money with a mission that includes "economic development."

Libertarian Spenser Garber filed Jan. 9 to challenge Rep. Jayer Williamson, R-Pace, in 2018.

Democrat David Poulin has again filed for the HD 56 seat after losing in the 2016 general election.

Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, will face competition for District 64 from freelance journalist Andy Warrener, who has filed as an NPA candidate for 2018.

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- Theresse du Bouchet
City of West Palm Beach