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Republican Rebecca Smith announced the endorsement of former House Speaker Will Weatherford Thursday in her primary battle against Jackie Toledo for Rep. Dana Young's seat.

Gov. Rick Scott is hosting a two-day summit in Orlando aimed at a variety of proposals to tie higher education to the state's workforce needs.

Circuit Judge George Reynolds III threw out all complaints against the state by Citizens for Strong Schools about inadequate education funding, saying the state made education a "top priority."

State economists from the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, the Florida House and Senate and the governor's office meet Tuesday to measure the financial impact of legislation passed during the 2016 session. They expect to produce a "bottom line" in early June.

The Public Service Commission considers whether to approve a rate increase sought by FPL and the governor kicks off an education summit on tying higher education to jobs.

Former Democratic state senator and party chairman Rod Smith issued a television ad for the new Senate District 8.

Richard Paul Dembinsky, Sen. Dorothy Hukill's perennial challenger, has withdrawn just days after entering the race. That leaves Hukill unchallenged.

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