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The board overseeing the State University System approved a plan Thursday to ask the Legislature for $4.66 billion in the next budget. It also approved a preliminary plan for construction and maintenance projects.

Charles Davis, a retired appellate judge, filed Tuesday as the third Republican and likely the fourth candidate in the race to replace Rep. John Wood.

Lauren Book, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse and the daughter of Tallahassee lobbyist Ron Book, announced that she will run for the Senate District 33 seat that Sen. Eleanor Sobel will term out of in 2016.

Former Daytona Commissioner Steve Miller filed to challenge current commissioner Patrick Henry for the Democratic nomination in House District 26.

Arthur Sosa, an independent candidate aligned with a group calling for drastic reforms to Florida's divorce and child custody laws, has joined the race for House District 118.

The state's head of the Division of Bond Finance told Cabinet aides that Florida's outlook is strong despite the volatility in the stock market.

Gov. Rick Scott's health care commission meets and state universities hold preliminary budget discussions.

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