FL Legislature’s GOP supermajority to set the stage for next two years of lawmaking

The Florida Capitol. Credit: Michael Moline

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The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday to reorganize itself following elections that produced supermajorities for the Republican Party in both chambers. Its new leaders include the first woman in a generation to lead the Senate.

The proceedings will be largely ceremonial, as new members take their oaths of office beneath galleries filled with family members and well-wishers. There’ll be prayers, the Pledge of Allegiance, oratory.

The schedule calls for the House to convene and organize itself at 10 a.m. and for the Senate to follow at 10:30. Then House Speaker Paul

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