• Senate budget leaders say they’ll support funding for pay raises for Corrections employees.
  • Governor Rick Scott ordered another state attorney to take over the prosecution of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, after State Attorney Aramia Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty in that or any other cases.
  • A Senate committee approved a bill that would require all public schools to have at least 20 minutes of recess for children from kindergarten through 5th grade.


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