On Tap in the Capital: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
ON TAP IN THE CAPITAL: TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
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HD 58 RESULTS CERTIFIED: The state Elections Canvassing Commission will certify the results of a Dec. 19 special election in Hillsborough County's House District 58. Republican Lawrence McClure won the race to replace former Rep. Dan Raulerson, a Plant City Republican who resigned this summer. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

PUERTO RICO RELIEF EFFORTS ON TABLE: Gov. Rick Scott will host a roundtable discussion about relief efforts for people who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. (9:30 a.m., Albizu University, Miami Campus, 2173 N.W. 99th Ave., Doral.)

HAHNFELDT REMEMBERED: A funeral service will be held for Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, a Republican from The Villages who died Dec. 24. Hahnfeldt represented House District 33, which includes Sumter County and parts of Lake and Marion counties. Gov. Rick Scott also has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol, the Sumter County Administrative Building and the Sumter County Courthouse. (11 a.m., St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7081 S.E. Highway 42, Summerfield.)

SCOTT TALKS JOBS: Gov. Rick Scott will hold a news conference to discuss job growth at a Jacksonville ship repair and maintenance company. (2:45 p.m., St. Johns Marine Group, 9852 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville.)

GRAHAM STARTS PSC POST: Florida Public Service Commission member Art Graham will begin a two-year term as chairman of the utility regulatory panel. Graham will succeed Julie Brown in leading the commission.

FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HOUSE ELECTIONS: Candidates in special elections in Miami-Dade County's House District 114 and Central Florida's House District 39 face a Tuesday deadline for filing campaign-finance reports. Special primary elections will be held Feb. 20 and special general elections will be held May 1 in the districts. Four candidates have qualified to try to succeed former Rep. Daisy Baez, a Coral Gables Democrat who resigned from the District 114 seat in November after pleading guilty to a perjury charge in an investigation into her residency. Three candidates have qualified in District 39, which includes parts of Polk and Osceola counties. The District 39 seat opened in November when former Rep. Neil Combee, R-Auburndale, left to take a federal agriculture job.


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