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[2 updates] The House filed a lawsuit Friday claiming the Florida Lottery did not have the authority to sign a contract that obligates more money than the Legislature has earmarked for ticket machines in the current budget. Meanwhile, the Lottery announced it reached $1 billion in education contributions in the current fiscal year which still has four months remaining.

Jonathon May, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat, has filed to run for HD 93 in 2018.

A new House plan for the distribution of BP oil spill settlement money would do "exactly opposite" of what legislators proposed when they created a nonprofit to handle the money in 2013.

Lawmakers take up legislation on the death penalty, judicial term limits, block granting Medicaid and economic incentives. Lobbying firms will be randomly selected for compensation audits.

Rep. Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, and Jerry Wyche will once again face off in the 2018 election cycle. Trumbull is the overwhelming favorite.

Republican Christopher Leon has withdrawn from HD 115, citing personal hardship.

Republican Andrew Vargas, a partner at Rep. Carlos Trujillo's law firm, has filed to run for HD 119 in 2018.

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