Will 20 more years have to pass until another woman leads the Florida Legislature?

The Florida House, Feb. 2, 2022. Credit: Michael Moline

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Florida is ahead of most other states when it comes to the number of women in its Legislature, but, for the next two years, both chambers will go back to the status quo of male leadership.

In addition, a Phoenix analysis of top leadership positions in legislative committees show that few women get to be a “chair” of a committee, such as appropriations, criminal justice and judiciary. For example, the appropriations chair would be crafting a multi-billion-dollar state budget — but right now, there are no women

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