On Tap in the Capital: Thursday, December 14, 2017
ON TAP IN THE CAPITAL: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
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OIL DRILLING TARGETED: The General Provisions Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal (P 91) that would ban oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters. (8 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

USF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of South Florida Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet and take up issues such as President Judy Genshaft's performance evaluation. (8 a.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Center, St. Petersburg.)

EDUCATION ISSUES EYED: The Education Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will receive a series of presentations about education issues such as school start dates, high-performing schools and financial aid. (8:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER BOARD MEETS: The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet. (9 a.m., district headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)

UWF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of West Florida Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (9 a.m., UWF Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola.)

GULF COAST COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Gulf Coast State College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (10 a.m., Gulf Coast State College, Robert L. McSpadden Student Union West, Panama City.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (11 a.m.)

LAWMAKERS TAKE PART IN `COMING TOGETHER' EVENT: Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, and Rep. Stan McClain, R-Belleview, will take part in a “Community Coming Together Day” held by the Florida Department of Corrections, Farm Share and the Florida Police Benevolent Association. (11 a.m., Probation and Parole Office, 5640 S.W. Sixth Place, Suite 100, Ocala.)

ETHICS ISSUES DISCUSSED: The group Citizens for Responsible Spending will hold a news conference to discuss ethical issues in Tallahassee city government. Speakers are expected to include the group's chairman, Barney Bishop. (11 a.m., Florida Press Center, 336 East College Ave., Tallahassee.)

BEAN SPEAKS AT NASSAU CHAMBER EVENT: Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is expected to speak during a Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce lunch event. (Noon, The Pig Bar-B-Q, 450102 Florida 200, Callahan.)

SCHOOL BOARD TERM LIMITS DISCUSSED: The Local Government Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal (P 43) that would lead to term limits for school board members. (1 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

NORTHWEST FLORIDA WATER BOARD MEETS: The Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board is scheduled to meet. (1 p.m., district headquarters, 81 Water Management Dr., Havana.)

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AT ISSUE: Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, will hold a news conference to discuss a proposal to create a Statewide Alternative Transportation Authority. (2 p.m., Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom D, 333 South Franklin St., Tampa.)

HURRICANE PREPARATION PITCHED: Craig Fugate, former director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management and former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will take part in a media conference call about hurricane preparation. The call, which will help launch the “Get Ready, Florida!” campaign, also is expected to include Locke Burt, a former state senator who is chairman and president of Security First Insurance Co. (2 p.m. Call-in number: 1-888-392-4560. Code: 6629239.)

I-10 WIDENING DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a hearing about a potential project to widen Interstate 10 from Interstate 295 to Interstate 95 in Duval County. (4:30 p.m., Florida Department of Transportation, Jacksonville Urban Office, 2198 Edison Ave., Jacksonville.)

NORTH CENTRAL PLANNING COUNCIL MEETS: The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council is scheduled to meet. (7 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 213 S.W. Commerce Blvd., Lake City.)


 
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