Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Florida Legislature opens with unprecedented public pressure

Florida lawmakers have convened today for the cermonial opening of the annual 60-day lawmaking session. And Gov. Rick Scott will steal the spotlight.

Scott will cap the day with his State of the State address at 6 p.m. -- the same time slot that his predecessor Charlie Crist chose after years of tradition where the governor would kick things off in the morning.

Reporter Sara Kennedy led off the Bradenton Herald's coverage with today's story taking a look at what each of our local representatives brings to the table. Hundreds of protesters have desended on the capital, with competing rallies revolving around Scott's proposed budget cuts. One is scheduled at  3 p.m. today outside Sen. Mike Bennett's office in Bradenton. We will bring you full coverage here with video and photos, as well as coverage in Wednesday's Herald.

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